Home Health Tips Doctor offers tips on caring for mental health during COVID-19 – The Durango Herald

Doctor offers tips on caring for mental health during COVID-19 – The Durango Herald

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Medical Director of Physician Wellness with Centura Health Dr. Di Thompson recommends these tips to care for community members’ whole health:

Make connections and interact (virtually) with people. These connections and human interactions are important to emotional and spiritual wellness.Check in with feelings. Set a daily alarm to take a few minutes to check in and reflect on feelings. Make adjustments and seek support as needed.Accept feelings, including feelings of grief, anger, fatigue, fear and sadness. It is OK to take time to focus on personal well-being. Slow down and take time to recharge.Acknowledge the holidays will look different this year. Mentally preparing for what will not be the traditional holiday season. Defeating the pandemic requires ongoing effort from communities to follow basic, time-tested personal interventions to fight the virus, including wearing masks when around others, maintaining safe social distancing and properly washing hands.By also taking the time to prioritize personal health and well-being, community members help ensure they remain emotionally prepared for the challenges communities will continue to face while waiting distribution of a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19.

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  1. gsc

    February 11, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.


  2. Bess.net

    April 20, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    The post of honour is the post of danger.


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