Caring for both friends and family can help you manage and cope with stress. It makes our community stronger. It is also important to take care of yourself.
The counselors at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services suggest that you take a break from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media, as hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting. It is important to eat well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
If stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row, please contact your healthcare provider.
– Steven Sheets, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services