Self-Care during COVID-19

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

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Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

(Updated 6/25/2020)

It is important to remember to take time to care for yourself in stressful situations like the one we are dealing with currently. Self care can be different for everyone. Here are some ways that you can help to care for yourself during this time, which will help build your resilience and ability to care for others.

Create healthy boundaries when you are working from home. This will give you time required to care for yourself. Maybe create an appointment on your calendar to schedule time for a walk or one of the ways listed below to care for yourself. Click here for more tips when working from home.

Spend some time outside and enjoy the day, no matter the weather. Go outside for a walk, a bike ride, or enjoy your garden.

Meditation and breathing:

Build your resilience:

Take time each day to exercise:

Make sure you are eating healthy.

Get enough sleep:

  • Try to maintain a normal bed time
  • Start a routine before you go to bed to help you wind down (avoid tv and screen time) which could include meditating or reading a book

Take time to learn how to cook a new dish:

Get crafty! Paint, draw, knit, or find other ways of crafting.

From the Fundamentals lessons is the Self Care job aid, which includes some helpful applications you might want to check out: Self-Care Job Aid 

Other resources suggested to us by other organizations:


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