While you’re taking care of your patients’ well-being, it’s important to keep your own well-being in mind as well. The COVID-19 pandemic may be causing you more stress than usual, just as it is for many others. It’s important to keep your own mental health in mind during this time. Here are some tips for reducing COVID-19 stress.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this topic is more important than ever. The isolation brought on by COVID-19 is especially hard on people at risk for suicide. Here are some things you can do to determine if you have a patient who’s contemplating suicide and ways to help patients who’ve reached out to you with suicidal feelings.
The support of our recovery coaches is more valuable than ever right now, as COVID-19 is keeping people inside and physically separated from their support groups, loved ones, and others they normally reach out to for help. If your patients are in recovery or looking to get started, consider pointing them towards our peer recovery coaches.
Every day, you and your patients hear the updates of the COVID-19 pandemic. The statistics are overwhelming to us adults, but children are especially feeling anxious. May 9 was National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and this year it’s more important than ever to ensure the children in one’s life are doing well. Your patients shouldn’t be afraid to engage and encourage their children to have conversations around COVID-19. Here are some tips for your patients to remember when discussing COVID-19 with their children.
The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything the global community has faced before. Your patients and your colleagues are likely struggling with feelings of fear and anxiety — and you may be too. The World Health Organization (WHO) has some guidelines to help.