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Resources to support children, teens and adults during COVID 19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does the feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety. Our emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical health. It is vital to address mental health issues to support and ensure your overall wellbeing. Anxiety is at an all-time high and many are being severely impacted by the concerns and measures experienced as a result of this pandemic. To assist individuals and families in our communities during this time, Springfield Psychological has compiled a range of resources and information to support mental health, personal wellbeing, and coping with the “new normal”.

Resources supporting Children’s mental health during COVID 19:

Supporting children’s anxiety: Child and Caregiver Anxiety and Fears about COVID-19

Tips for managing children’s anxiety: https://ptaourchildren.org/help-manage-covid-19-anxiety/

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

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Guidance for parents who have children with disabilities: https://www.apa.org/research/action/children-disabilities-covid-19

Activities for children: https://commercialfreechildhood.org/social-distancing/?fbclid=IwAR1pdTojkNj9T7_3O-Cb6vOQ6OgqqZkzshDtkLuaeK-yR3RrBr0BU4j7974

Managing School at home: https://now.tufts.edu/articles/home-learning-kids-and-parents-amid-covid-19

Resources supporting Adolescent mental health during COVID 19:

Emotional wellness tips: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-teenagers-can-protect-their-mental-health-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Supporting Teens: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Teens-and-COVID-19.aspx

Coping skills and self-care: https://www.nm.org/about-us/northwestern-medicine-newsroom/nm-news-blog/helping-teens-cope-during-covid-19

Isolation and Teens: https://evolvetreatment.com/blog/covid-19-isolation-teens/

Online School Tips: https://www.rutgers.edu/news/tips-navigating-covid-19-crisis-home-teens-young-adults

Resources supporting Adult mental health during COVID 19:

Emotional wellness tips: https://mhanational.org/living-mental-illness-during-covid-19-outbreak-preparing-your-wellness

Coping with anxiety and depression during COVID 19

Tips for dealing with disasters: http://www.helpstartshere.org/?p=12830

Managing daily life and essential errands: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/essential-goods-services.html

Coping with the new normal: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/index.html

Working from home: https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/newly-remote-workers

Working from home with children: https://www.parents.com/parenting/work/life-balance/how-to-master-being-a-work-at-home-mom/

Navigating grief and loss: https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/04/grief-covid-19

Resources supporting Older Adult mental health during COVID 19:

Self-Care: https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/self-care-older-adults

Guidance for older adults: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19-guidance.html

Handout for emergency preparedness: https://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/older-adults-disasters.pdf

Tips for family members in assisted living

Tips for family members who have Dementia