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Resources for Maintaining Sanity During COVID-19

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During the outbreak of COVID-19, fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. The Care Management Team at Boulder Medical Center pulled together these recommendations and resources that we hope will help our patients and the community. We would love to hear your suggestions. also. Click here to send us an email with things you’ve been doing during this time and we will include as many as possible on this list.

A few key ideas for dealing with anxiety

  • Take this time to explore creative expression through art, writing, music, cooking, or whatever suites you
  • Find guided meditations for anxiety relief (search “guided meditations for anxiety relief” on YouTube or Vimeo)
  • Stay connected to supportive people through Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom
  • Choose to keep a positive outlook and be kind to those around you

Apps for relaxation / movement

Kid-friendly YouTube videos and channels

  • BrainDance
  • GoNoodle
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
  • Kidz Bop Kids
  • Moovlee

 Ways to support your child

  • Take time to continue talking with your child or teen about COVID-19;
  • Reassure your child that they are safe. Let them know it is okay to feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you;
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand;
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. When schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities, relaxing, and/or fun activities;
  • Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members;
  • Sesame Street is posting content for parents and kids in response to COVID-19.

Helpful links

More resource suggestions from our community

We will add to this section as we receive feedback from the community (through our social media channels)

  • COVID-19 support groups can be found on Facebook or Nextdoor
  • Some therapists specialize in online/teletherapy. Click here for resources
  • Empowerwork.org. Trained peer counselors are working professionals who volunteer their time to support you. They’re here to talk about anything that feels challenging, overwhelming, or tough at work. If you’re ready to talk, text 510-674-1414

 

 

 

 

 

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