“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through, and it will be someone else’s survival guide.”
~ Lene Andersen
How are you feeling? As scientists forecast a second COVID-19 surge in the fall, a surge of another type is unfolding. The emotional and mental health impacts of the novel coronavirus are now being manifest every day.
The pandemic brought new challenges and may have exacerbated mental health challenges as well as the emotional health impacts of having a chronic medical condition.
Get tips and resources to help your emotions now and in the days to come. Remember, it is not only OK to feel your feelings and seek help when needed. It’s a healthy thing to do.
- The Lasting Impact of COVID-19: How Will COVID-19 Affect Our Mental Health Over the Long Term? | Everyday Health
- 8 Ways To Live Life In The Present and Say Yes To The Life You Have | PeopleTweaker
- COVID-19 Isn’t Just a Danger to Older People’s Physical Health | American Psychological Association
Tips & Resources
The economic uncertainty, health concerns, and disruption to life can easily impact emotional and mental health. The World Health Organization reports, “…the social consequences of the pandemic may affect brain health development in young children and adolescents and cognitive decline in the older population.”
After the 2008 economic crisis, there was a rise in “deaths of despair” for working-age Americans. Suicide and substance-use accounted for most of the deaths as people felt a sense of lost hope. These tips and resources can help you restore your spirit.
How to Calm Your Mind So You Can Manage Fear and Anxiety | PeopleTweaker
A 5-Minute Breathing Meditation To Cultivate Mindfulness | Mindful
Be Less Stressed Toolkit | PeopleTweaker
How to Keep Love Alive in the Midst of a Pandemic | Harvard Gazette
Even when you’re at your lowest emotionally, reach for gratitude. It’s a powerful force that can transform your life no matter the life challenge. These FREE 20-page workbooks, will help you start or strengthen your gratitude practice with exercises, techniques, tools, quotes, and resources.
- Gratitude Heals (available in both English and Spanish) | DRW Consulting
This is one of several special editions of Are You Ready To Be Tweaked? It’s brought to you by PeopleTweaker and focused on COVID-19. Get all the resources and tips from previous newsletters here or in our COVID-19 resource toolkit.
Knowledge is power. Get the facts from the Centers for Disease Control.