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.
SOCIAL DISTANCING & QUARANTINE
CORONAVIRUS EMOTIONAL WELLNESS ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
Online support/help is available at the following times. Feel free to join in at any time. You can come and go as you would like:
- Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – 4:30 to 6:30pm
- Saturdays – 10:00 am to 12 noon
- Tuesdays & Thursdays – 4:30 to 6:30pm
- Saturdays – 1:00 to 3:00pm
- 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
- Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents
- How Teenagers Can Protect their Mental Health During Coronavirus
- After a Crisis: How Young Children Heal
RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
- Feeling lonely or isolated?
Call the Senior Support Line
- Ventura County Area Agency on Aging
IN EMOTIONAL DISTRESS? CALL THE CRISIS HELPLINE
If you would like to speak with a professional, Ventura County Behavioral Health encourages residents to call the crisis team. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Help is available in English, Spanish, and other languages.
Ventura County Crisis Team
If you believe your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis and you need the assistance of law enforcement, call 9-1-1.