TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY
With restrictions and continued change, we are trying to find our footing in our community. We get how scary things continue to feel right now. The world, your community, and many parts of your life feel really different than it did before COVID-19. Work, school, childcare, eldercare, errands, and even basic interactions have all changed a lot.
If you feel isolated, lonely, and scared-many of us do- know that it’s normal. You are not alone. We are all going through this together, and we will continue to grow as we face transitions and changes.
WAYS TO COPE WITH STRESS
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to new stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic and other issues going on in our world today can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body.
- Take deep breaths, stretch, or go for a walk
- Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals
- Exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep
- Avoid alcohol and drugs
- Make time to unwind. Try to do other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & OTHERS
- Wash your hands often
- Cover your mouth and nose with face cover when around others
- Avoid close contact
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect touched surface daily
NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO? THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE
Southwest Counseling Service on-call services are available and operating 24 hours-7 days a week: (307) 352-6677 www.swcounseling.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Wyoming Crisis Text Line: Text “WYO” to 741-741
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