CDC Guidance on COVID19 Mental Health Support: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html
Health Insurance Updates
Health insurance providers are making new announcements every day about how they’re proactively working to care for Americans during the COVID-19 crisis. Please Click here for a full list to see what your health plan is doing or here for our one-pager summary.
Foundation for Recovery
The Foundation for Recovery in Nevada has resources available:
- List of Resources: https://sites.google.com/forrecovery.org/covid-19/home
- Southern Nevada Phone Number: (702) 257-8199
- Virtual NA: https://virtual-na.org/
Health Crisis Resources: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources
YMCA At Home Workouts:
Silver Sneakers – No equipment exercise class to stay active:
Staying Active, Outdoors and In
10 Healthy Hacks for Parents and Kids: https://www.schoolfamily.com/blog/entry/2015/11/30/winters-coming-10-healthy-hacks-for-parents-and-kids
Winter Exercise Ideas for the Family: https://www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/10893-winter-exercise-ideas-for-the-family
Movement Apps, Games and Websites: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/movement-apps-games-and-websites
MENTAL HEALTH for Veterans:
Taking care of your well-being, including your mental health, is essential during this time. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Many people may experience stress, fear, anxiety, or feelings of depression. This is normal. There are things that you can do to manage your stress and anxiety:
Also, see these great resources on managing stress and anxiety related to COVID-19:
Avoid Too Much Exposure to News
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. If you feel anxious or stressed from the information, struggle to turn off the TV or log off of social media, or have trouble sleeping, you might want to limit the amount and type of news you are viewing. Try to do enjoyable activities, return to normal life as much as possible, and check for updates between breaks.
During times of social distancing, it is normal to have increased feelings of loneliness, sadness, fear, or anxiety. It is important for everyone to stay connected. Here are some ways to feel more connected:
- Seek support from family, friends, mentors, clergy, and those who are in similar circumstances. While face-to-face communication may be difficult, be flexible and creative using phone, email, text messaging, and video calls. Sign up or join a virtual social network that includes service members and Veterans.
- Keep in touch with fellow Veterans and assist them in navigating this new environment if they are having a hard time. Teach them how to use VA Video Connect through the VA mobile app storeas VA increases virtual health and mental health appointment availability.
- As a Veteran, you have been uniquely trained in emergency response situations. Your resilience and strength can assist others during these times. Connection can also happen when you give back to your community by sharing your expertise and support with family, friends, and neighbors through acts of kindness and volunteer opportunities which will arise.
Springlime Behavioral Health is assisting the community in this time of need with behavioral health and mental health treatment