It is estimated that one in five Americans will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. To highlight the importance of maintaining sound mental and emotional health, Mental Health America has designated May as Mental Health Month 2020. Observed since 1949, Mental Health Month offers opportunities to educate yourself about mental illness, connect with mental health resources, improve self-care, and enhance caregiving skills.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has added a new level of concern and uncertainty to our already complex lives. Managing these new stressors can be difficult, especially for those already coping with a mental health diagnosis. Fortunately, there are some things each of us can do during the coronavirus quarantine, both to reduce stress and improve our mental (and physical) health.
Coping with stress can be difficult, especially during times of global uncertainty. Over time, it can become easy to lose track of daily routines, neglect personal hygiene, and skimp on preparing nutritious meals. Here are a few things you can do to help maintain healthful habits and reduce stress.
Normalizing Individual Experiences
It’s easy for our emotional landscapes to become treacherous in times of stress. One way to cope is to address and share the feelings we experience during difficult times.
Handling Coronavirus Stress Overload
If the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic has left you feeling anxious, you are not alone. Millions nationwide are experiencing the same crisis in real time. There are, however, a few ways to limit your daily stress.
At Key Assets Kentucky, we take our clients’ mental health seriously. If you or a loved one are struggling with a mental health diagnosis or are having trouble coping with the stresses imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic—you’re not alone. Our trained, compassionate staff is waiting to hear from you. Contact us today.
Key Assets Kentucky, is a behavioral health and child caring company based in Central Kentucky. Through our Key Assets Behavioral Health program and Children in Community Care program, we seek to positively impact the lives of children, young people, and their families. We specialize in offering support services via a residential treatment group home care for youth with autistic and/or developmental disabilities, and behavioral health counseling services for youth, adults and families in times of crisis.