Being concerned about the news is understandable, but for many people it can make existing mental health problems worse.
It’s important to understand the importance of taking care of your emotional well being during this time. If you, or any member of your family feels you are having a difficult time coping or managing your stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation, you don’t have to wait to physically see a counselor or psychiatrist. It can be done via telehealth from home and from your smartphone or computer for convenience.
Isolation and social pressure can trigger some depression and panic attacks.
Here are some recommendations for your mental health during the outbreak:
-Limit social media exposure and avoid watching, listening, and reading news that could cause you feel anxious, stressed, or depressed.
– Practice calming techniques, such as meditation, breathing techniques, drawing, painting, playing a musical instrument that you have forgotten about.
– Exercise and eat healthy, reevaluate your diet, pay attention to yourself
-It’s a great time to reevaluate your time and spend with your family members and kids by doing some fun activities.
– Connect and bond on your personal relationship. It’s time to talk and spend quality time together with your significant person.
-We forgot about laughing, telling jokes, watching funny or positive movies together.
-How about your friends or neighbors you always wanted to catch up with but never had time. Maybe, they need your attention and help, and finally, you can contact them and help them with something.
-Re-evaluate your life values and goals. Maybe, after this outbreak (and yes, it will end sometimes), your goals and values would change.
-Try to find as many beautiful and joyful things in every moment of the day to change the focus per your wish and control that you would like your life to go from now on. That way, you are creating mindfulness and meaningful life.
There are many other ways to change something now in your life. One of the way is to work on your personal development and mental health. You can reach out to our clinic at New U Therapy Center & Family Services for your telehealth or in office visits (might be limited at this time).
As our community continues to experience high levels of stress and anxiety as a result of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), our team of providers at New U Therapy Center & Family Services are dedicated to providing Telehealth services to those in need of emotional support. We are currently accepting new patients, and we offer same day virtual psychiatric walk-ins for medication evaluation services.
We are a modern Mental Health clinic that offers Psychotherapy services for children, adults, and couples, as well as Psychiatric and Medication Evaluations, Psychological testing, innovative FDA approved Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Major Depressive Disorder, and Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Depression and PTSD. For a complete list of offered services , we invite you to visit our website at www.NewUTherapy.com.
During this unprecedented time, we are determined to play a frontline supportive role in our community to help people manage their mental health while also making safety our priority. Telehealth services offer convenience to our clients while fosters safety by further preventing the spread of COVID-19.