COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTH
When faced with the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19, we must be more self-aware of our mental health needs. We may feel helpless about the current events and worry about what the future holds. While it's normal to feel stressed, this reaction can exacerbate feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. You might feel more on edge than usual, angry, helpless or sad. It's important to note that we are not helpless in light of current news events. We can always choose our response." Here are some tips for managing stress during this time: https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/ If you or a loved one experience symptoms of extreme stress—such as trouble sleeping, problems with eating, inability to carry out routine daily activities, or using drugs or alcohol to cope—call our Behavioral Health Consultant, Carmen Engelke, LMSW at Phillips County Medical Clinic (785)-543-5211 to discuss coping skills tailored to your specific needs.