Our county has recently released a few guidelines for dealing with stress, talking with our children, and reducing the sense of fear.
You can read below and know that J2 is here to provide academic, affective and EF coaching during this difficult time.
Emotional Coping Strategies During COVID-19
Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can be overwhelming for adults and children. It’s important to take steps to safeguard your emotional health as well as your physical well-being. Here are some resources you can use to help sustain the emotional health of you and your loved ones.
Stress and coping
Taking care of yourself, your friends and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Learn what you can do to support yourself and others. Learn more: English | Español
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Talking to children about COVID-19
It’s very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. Helping children cope with anxiety means providing accurate information on how to stay safe without causing undue alarm. Learn more: English | Español
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Reducing fear and taking care of yourself
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
Coping strategies for those with mental health vulnerabilities
People affected by mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19. There are proven strategies for taking care of yourself and checking in on loved ones with mental health vulnerabilities. Learn more: English | Español
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Resources available through Boulder Community Health
Taking care of your emotional well-being is especially hard right now. That’s why Boulder Community Health wants to offer our community free access to important wellness resources:
myStrength provides a daily destination for improving and maintaining overall well-being and resilience. Available online and via mobile app, myStrength provides evidence-based self-help resources to guide you toward improving your mood and managing life’s ups and downs.
BCH has been providing myStrength to our clinic patients with good results and very positive feedback. myStrength offers 24/7 access to a wide range of tools, including mood tracking, activities to help with stress, depression, and anxiety, and more. You can access hundreds of articles and videos to help you stay mentally and emotionally strong and healthy. myStrength recently added resources for managing the heightened stress and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic.
To sign up for myStrength:
- Visit myStrength.com, and in the upper right corner click “Sign Up.”
- Enter this access code: bchcommunity
- Use a personal email when asked for an email address
- Complete the myStrength sign-up process, then begin exploring the site
- Go Mobile! Download the myStrength app for iOS and Android devices at mystrength.com/mobile and SIGN IN using your myStrength email and password.
For questions about myStrength, please contact email@example.com.
Virtual Recovery Stories
The Opioid & Chronic Pain Response Program has created Virtual Recovery Stories, a weekly online support session featuring personal stories of recovery that inspire hope, provide proof that recovery is possible, and showcase how sobriety can allow people to thrive each day. Virtual Recovery Stories will meet each Thursday at 2 p.m., beginning April 9.
Our April 9 speaker is Rachel Messaros from the Redpoint Center, an outpatient substance abuse treatment center in Longmont. Rachel started using alcohol at a very early age but was also able to find the joys of sobriety as a young person as well. She started her career in marketing and business development, but discovered a deep desire to put her professional skills to work helping people struggling with addiction and mental health challenges.
Participants can use our chat box to send comments and questions to Rachel.
(This link will never expire).
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 (877) 568-4106
United States: +1 (312) 757-3129
Access Code: 962-487-317
For questions about Virtual Recovery Stories, please contact Amanda Wroblewski, Opioid & Chronic Pain Response Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you need support with using this technology, you can consult a teenager or use these resources:
For tips on how to decrease your risk of contracting coronavirus and up-to-date information, please visit our Coronavirus Updates page.