Maintaining your mental health during Covid-19


DON: YOU’VE LIKELY SEEN THE HASHTAG ON SOCIAL MEDIA CALLED “HOW ARE YOU REALLY?” IT COINCIDES WITH THE MONTH OF MAY BEING “MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.” LOCALLY – PUBLIC LEADERS ARE WEIGHING IN ON THE INCREASED IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON OUR EMOTIONAL WELLNESS. STATE SENATOR ERIC LESSER HOSTED A LIVESTREAM Q-&-A TODAY ON MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK IN WAKE OF THE PANDEMIC. LESSER WAS JOINED BY HIS MOTHER, DR. JOAN LESSER, WHO SPECIALIZES IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH. JOAN LESSER THIS IS A COLLECTIVE TRAUMA WHICH MEANS IT IMPACTS INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITIES, STATE WISE, NATIONALLY, GLOBALLY, ETC. ETC. ETC. THAT HAS ENORMOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORLD OF MENTAL HEALTH. DON: IF YOU FIND YOURSELF OVERWHELMED WITH STRESS AS RESULT OF COVID-19, THE C-D-C RECOMMENDS A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT COPING METHODS. THESE INCLUDE PRACTICING DEEP BREATHS AND MEDITATION, CONNECTING WITH OTHERS ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL, AND MAINTAINING A BALANCED DIET AND

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