Coping During Coronavirus
The outbreak of infectious diseases such as Covid-19 (Coronavirus) can be a stressful time. It’s important during times like these to keep track of both your physical and your mental health. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones.
"SCHOOL" IS NOT THE SAME
"Back to school" is not the same this year. The changes can be stressful whether students are learning remotely from home or dealing with new health and safety measures at school.
Follow schedules to help keep days predictable and calmer.
Stay connected – trusted relationships with family, friends, and teachers are antidotes to stress.
Check out these resources for families:
- Distance Learning: Tips for Parents Video – Ventura County Office of Education
- Relationships, Routines and Resilience – The New Three Rs: Helping Children Thrive During the Pandemic and Beyond
- Remote Learning Resources for Families
COPING WITH STRESS
It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried while listening, reading or watching the news, even if you’re at little to no risk of getting ill yourself. During this stressful time, don't forget your own self-care. Take time to breathe, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and take a break from the news and social media periodically.
- Building Healthy Habits at Home
- Tips for Self-Care During COVID-19
- Keep Your Mind Grounded
- When to Ask for Help
- Wellbeing Apps
- California Surgeon General's Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19
SOCIAL DISTANCING & QUARANTINE
- Covid-19 Parenting
- One-on-One Time
- Keeping it Positive
- Structure Up
- Bad Behavior
- Keep Calm and Manage Stress
- Talking about Covid-19
Sesame Street in Communities resources and activities for children
- Stories to help young children talk about their feelings
- How Teenagers Can Protect their Mental Health During Coronavirus
RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
- Feeling lonely or isolated?
Call the Senior Support Line
- Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
Trouble coping? Don’t struggle alone.
We’re here to listen and help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol misuse – for you or someone you care about.Ventura County Crisis and Referral Line
Toll-free • Confidential • 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
If you believe your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis and you need the assistance of law enforcement:
Feeling stressed or worried by COVID-19?
Call the CalHOPE Warm Line:
(833) 317-HOPE (4673)