Life disruptions and the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) outbreak have many people understandably anxious. If you or members of your family are feeling stressed, check out these resources gathered by Elevate Counseling’s clinicians!
Looking for a way to talk with your child about COVID-19? Education reporter, Cory Turner, asked experts what kids might want to know about the current health crisis and this comic is the result! (NPR)
Most schools are closed through the end of the month and many are moving to online platforms. Learn how to manage your child’s academics during the coronavirus outbreak in this hour-long webinar. Keeping Kids With ADHD In ‘Study Mode’ While Home From School. (ADDitude.com)
This is an unprecendented time. Anxiety is a normal response to uncertainty. Following evidence-based tips for bolstering mental resilience can help you weather the crisis. (Washington Post)
I’m especially concerned for our teenagers and how the isolation, disruption in routine, and elimination of anticipated activities will affect their emotional well-being. 5 Ways To Help Teens Manage Anxiety About Coronavirus (New York Times).
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has a great resource to help parents support their young children to understand and work through their feelings following a traumatic event. Start the conversation now. Providing a space to discuss concerns and debunk false rumors or unlikely scenarios can dramatically reduce anxiety in children as well as increase resiliency. (NCTSN)
And if you need additional mental health support, don’t hesitate to reach out. Elevate Counseling’s clinicians are continuing to work with new and existing clients. We are available to help and can meet with you by video if you are staying home!