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COVID-19 Total Well-Being Online Resource Guide

I wanted to get out a quick blog post to address the current stress many of us are feeling as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Below this message you will find a list of resources that I sent out to my psychotherapy and coaching clients today; it is my hope that the resources, articles, and links I included will contribute positively to you and your loved ones’ mental, emotional, and physical well-being during this global health emergency – particularly those of you who have been ordered by your government to “shelter-in-place”.

Many states and local governments are instituting restrictions on community gatherings, travel, and attendance at work and school, as well as orders to “shelter-in-place”. This overabundance of caution is meant to help prevent the spread of illness, but can also result in people feeling isolated and restless.

Please be sure to stay connected with your friends and loved ones through phone, text, video chat, and social media; both to check on their well being and to ensure your own social needs are being met.

Take care to maintain as normal a routine as possible, and be sure to get some fresh air, enough sleep, healthy meals and snacks, physical activity and stretching (at least 10 minutes a day), and stay hydrated! If your work or school routine has been interrupted, use the found time to work on a creative project, catch up on reading/podcasts/TV binging, or complete some items on your to do list that have been put off for a rainy day.

Fortunately most of us are not in a high-risk category, but if you do have questions or feel symptomatic, contact your primary care physician, urgent care center, telehealth provider, or other healthcare provider for evaluation.

There is a lot of misinformation being shared in the media and through word of mouth. Please rely on information from the CDC and WHO to ensure accuracy and timeliness of data and guidance.

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Take good care of you and be well!

With Care,
Rebecca

Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, MFT

 

COVID-19 Total Well-Being Resource Guide

  1.  What Do You Tell Someone Who Still Won’t Stay Home? A guide to convincing your loved ones to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously (Article): https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/convince-family-take-coronavirus-seriously/608356/
  2. How to Be Social While Social Distancing During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Article): https://thewirecutter.com/blog/coronavirus-socializing-online/
  3. Giant list of things to do, watch with your kids during the coronavirus pandemic: https://kutv.com/news/coronavirus/giant-list-of-things-to-do-with-your-kids-during-the-coronavirus
  4. Five Ways to Work From Home With Your Kids (and Stay Sane): https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/working-parents-school-closures-coronavirus/
  5. Google has put together a comprehensive informational guide with various resources: https://www.google.com/covid19/
  6. Coronavirus Sanity Guide (FREE) “In times like these, we need practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos. We’re adding more resources as they’re created – so keep checking back.” https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
  7. NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) had put together answers to FAQs and mental health resources: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION AND RESOURCES https://www.nami.org/getattachment/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/COVID-19-and-Mental-Illness-NAMI-Releases-Importan/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US
  8. Managing Coronavirus Anxiety (Article): https://pro.psychcentral.com/recovery-expert/2020/03/managing-corona-virus-covid-19-anxiety/
  9. Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has put together a list of anxiety-reduction resources and activities: https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources
  10.  “Our Calm Is Contagious”: How to use Mindfulness Practices in a pandemic (Article with guided meditations, etc): https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/3/18/21181644/coronavirus-covid-19-mindfulness-meditation-anxiety
  11.  Activities and online resources for homebound kids: A coronavirus guide: (https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-kids-activities.html
  12.  Encouraging older adults to stay active and safe during the coronavirus pandemic (Article): https://www.ncoa.org/blog/encouraging-older-adults-to-stay-active-and-safe-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
  13.  At-Home Fitness Apps (I use the ‘FitOn’ app and I love it, as do many of my clients. More apps are mentioned in this article): https://www.businessinsider.com/gyms-closing-coronavirus-home-workout-apps-2020-3

 

Have you been impacted by Family Scapegoat Abuse? Find out by reading ’16 Experiences Common to Family Scapegoats’ (link included in my profile, below, along with information regarding how to access my website, where you can purchase my introductory eBook on FSA.  -Rebecca).

COVID-19 Total Well-Being Online Resource Guide


Rebecca C. Mandeville, MACP, MHRS, LMFT

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Rebecca C. Mandeville specializes in recovering from the negative effects of being raised in dysfunctional / abusive family systems. She served as Core Faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology teaching graduate courses on Family Systems, Multicultural Competence, and Diversity Awareness. Her clinical focus includes defining and describing what she named (for research purposes) 'Family Scapegoating Abuse' (FSA). Today she focuses on helping family scapegoating abuse survivors navigate the unique challenges they face.

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Mandeville, R. (2020). COVID-19 Total Well-Being Online Resource Guide. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 6, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/scapegoat-recovery/2020/03/covid-19-coronavirus-total-well-being-online-resource-guide/

 

Last updated: 6 Apr 2020
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