CoVid-19 Update - Wellness Support

Read this article from Harvard Business Review: "That Discomfort you are feeling is Grief"
 
"There is something powerful about naming this as grief. It helps us feel what’s inside of us. So many have told me in the past week, “I’m telling my coworkers I’m having a hard time,” or “I cried last night.” When you name it, you feel it and it moves through you. Emotions need motion. It’s important we acknowledge what we go through."
 
 
We are all responding to this crisis in our own ways: through sadness, irritatibility, nervousness, anxiety, panic. 
Understandig that this is a response can be the beginning of managing it better. 
 
Please reach out to the THS counselors, or the following entities, if you need help.
 
 
  • Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team   (512) 864-8277
  • Williamson County Crisis Hotline 1-800-841-1255 
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Hopeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (512) 255-1720
  • Children's System of Care (877) 652-7624
 
ADVICE FROM AN ASTRONAUT ON SURVIVING CONFINEMENT
 
More and more articles are coming forth on how the experience of astronauts can help all of us in this time of confinement.
 
See what advice NASA's Scott Kelley has to offer, here:
 
 
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
 
offers this advice to parents on how to talk to kids about COVID-19:
 
 
Here are some of the tips:
 
1. Be a role model
2. Focus on the positive
3. Maintain a daily routine
4. Monitor your child's TV and social media use
5. Monitor your child's mental health
6. Take time to talk
7. Stay connected to school
 
NAMI - THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS
 
NAMI also has some great resources regarding the side effects of confinement.
As the weeks of confinement multiple, you may find yourself struggling with feeling stressed, worried, cooped up, bored, etc
 
Mental Health Implications:  anxiety, obsessions, loneliness, traumatic stress.
What can you do? 
  • Be mindful of news consumption
  • Take care of yourself
  • Help others
  • Find distractions
 
CHECK OUT FLYERS FROM THE TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (en español también)
 
as well as recommendations from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).