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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is the national month to raise awareness about mental health.

COVID-19: CARING FOR KID'S MENTAL HEALTH

Other useful SAPL guides

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic Information: this guide gathers current information and reliable community resources for understanding and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of San Antonio Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) The City of San Antonio website also provides great local resources to inform the community.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organization: Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Articles and podcasts

Beat your isolation loneliness

Podcast The Happiness Lab: Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos hosts the Happiness Lab, she talks about the latest scientific research related to happiness. This link takes you to the first episode of the ten-episode bonus season called Coronavirus.

How to handle coronavirus anxiety

Podcast Ten Percent Happiness with Dan Harris Special Edition: "We are being inundated with unsettling news about the new coronavirus, but there isn't a lot of information out there about how to stay sane, balanced, and calm in the midst of this pandemic. So that's what this special episode is all about. We've brought in two highly qualified experts: Dr. Luana Marques, and anxiety specialist from Harvard, and Jay Michaelson, a meditation teacher(who also happens to be a lawyer, journalist, and rabbi). We discuss practical tips for handling the fear, uncertainty, and denial that is arising for so many of us right now."

How to stay happier and calmer in difficult times

Podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin: "In this time of COVID-19, we're all feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty. To stay calmer and happier, we discuss why you might keep some kind of journal during this period, and why you might create a three-tiered plan for projects - or write a '19 for COVID-19' list. We also explore two happiness stumbling blocks: uncertainty and exercise. Let's keep our hands clean and our minds clear." 

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak 

This is an article released in March 2020 by the World Health organization addressing different ways of stress coping during this pandemic. The document makes suggestions to the following groups: general population, healthcare workers, leaders or managers of health facilities, caregivers of children, people in isolation, older adults, and people with underlying health conditions and their caregivers. 

Mental Health Tips