Coronavirus 19 Information

Tips on how to stay mentally healthy during a pandemic:

  1. Remember, we are all experiencing this together. Others are having symptoms just like you. Those may be, Panic, fear, uncertainty, loneliness, cabin fever, among other things.https://getpocket.com/explore/item/if-coronavirus-scares-you-read-this-to-take-control-over-your-health-anxiety?utm_source=pocket-newtab  http://theconversation.com/coronavirus-self-isolation-a-psychologist-explains-how-to-avoid-cabin-fever-133317
  2. If you are housebound because you are ill remember that you can use Skype, Zoom, Facetime, and other video services to call your friends and connect.
  3. Go for a nature hike. The weather is warming up as spring is rapidly approaching, drive to a park and walk or sit in the sun and soak up that vitamin D while practicing social distancing. Follow state and local guidelines on leaving the house.
  4. Watch Movies! Sleep! Read! Exercise! https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/the-scientific-7-minute-workout/
  5. Play PVP video games. That’s right folks, sit down, put that headset on and play in a virtual world.
  6. Stay informed and get the most current, up to date facts from the local county health department, the state health department, and the World Health Organization. Read the Oregonian, Willamette Week, and the Portland Mercury https://www.portlandmercury.com/
  7. Remember that in times of lost wages, there is unemployment help as well as the Oregon Trail Card and WIC https://www.oregon.gov/employ/unemployment/pages/COVID-19.aspx.
  8. Rent assistance is a thing: https://counselingresourcesblog.com/portland-resources/ 
  9. I am offering services through Teletherapy until we get through this, please let me know how this does or does not work for you.

  10. If experiencing a mental health crisis, thoughts of suicide or harming others, call the Multnomah county crisis line @ 503-988-4888

11. Mindfully prepare for a situation that will hopefully not happen.

Red Cross Information on preparing for the possible continuing spread of Covid-19:

–Retrieved from https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/coronavirus-safety.html


12. Know where to get the best information:

World Health Organization Response to Covid 19:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019


CDC Information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html

Stress and anxiety with during this crisis https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html


State of Oregon Information:

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx?utm_source=Portal&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=Coronavirus%20Message


State of Washington Information:

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus


Multnomah County Health Department:

https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19


Clackamas County Health Department:

https://www.clackamas.us/about-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19


Washington County Health Department:

https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/covid-19.cfm


Clark County Washington Health Department:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health


Oregon Office of Emergency Management tools and resources for Oregonians

https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/6c96b225a8424992b56e59400a30dab4


13. Use these coping techniques, among others you may already use to stay calm during these times:

https://counselingresourcesblog.com/anxiety-panic-intervention/


14. Apple has released an app for Covid which is very helpful

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/03/apple-releases-new-covid-19-app-and-website-based-on-CDC-guidance/

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