As local governments and health authorities look to curb the spread of COVID-19, more and more people throughout the U.S. are being told to stay home and practice social distancing. Likewise, those who are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19 are further limiting their social contact through self-isolation. While such measures may protect our physical health, it’s important to also consider the impact of isolation on our mental health. Being separated from friends, family, and colleagues may trigger feelings of loneliness, anxiety, anger, restlessness, stress, and even depression. But just as we are protecting our immune system, it’s equally important to prioritize self-care at this time.

 

Resources During Coronavirus Social Isolation Period:

 

Coronavirus/Covid-19 CDC Website

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/

 

For children:

https://www.mindheart.co/descargables?fbclid=IwAR2mfjPkfbpBw1pvgwdnZndFkopwOUeeP3IDtSszbtBXjNPh2VTJiyBup6k

https://psychcentral.com/blog/7-critical-coping-strategies-to-teach-your-school-aged-kids/

https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/readywrigley/

 

For Parents/Teens:

https://parents.au.reachout.com/skills-to-build/wellbeing/things-to-try-coping-skills-and-resilience/teach-your-teenager-coping-skills-for-wellbeing

 

For Parents/Family:

https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/what-do-fight-isolation-you-feel-when-youre

https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/how-talk-your-anxious-child-or-teen-about

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/tools-and-resources.html

Unemployment

https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/default.aspx

Housing / Utilities

https://www.nhc.org/coronavirus-resources/

https://www.helplinecenter.org (keep scrolling down on this page or search with the looking glass icon)

Food

https://www.salemsd.com/index.asp?SEC=%7B9A054188-4270-47F3-BBC2-0E2D3A32E7BF%7D

https://doh.sd.gov/

https://www.helplinecenter.org

stress and coping:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html

Coping and Taking Care of Your and Your Child’s Emotional Health

https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Taking-Care-of-Your-Behavioral-Health-During-an-Infectious-Disease-Outbreak/sma14-4894

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html