COVID-19 Self-Care Resources
Below you will find links to some helpful resources to tend the mind, heart, and spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please explore how these resources could help you during this time. We also welcome you to share these links with your loved ones as you see fit.
We post this offering knowing that the COVID-19 pandemic is being referred to as “a global trauma,” and thus hope that these links will have a positive effect on helping you and your loved ones manage difficult experiences during unprecedented times.
While important to compassionately acknowledge the gravity of this pandemic, it is equally important to acknowledge the capacity each of us has in protecting ourselves from developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in response to this global event. In other words, a traumatic experience does not necessarily mean that one will develop PTSD.
One characteristic that minimizes the probability of developing PTSD is psychological resiliency. Psychological resiliency can be built by practicing sound self-care on a regular basis, as well as during an acute phase of a traumatic experience. In short, building resiliency interferes with the trajectory of PTSD, disrupting the pathway that shapes a traumatic experience into a traumatic disorder.
On behalf of our local communities and the world at large, thank you for helping bear the social responsibility of flattening the curve, and for tending your mind, heart, and spirit.