As we all practice physical distancing to benefit physical health, we need to be aware of its effects on mental health. (BTW, we prefer the term “physical distancing” rather than “social distancing,” because people can still maintain our social connections in many positive ways.) The social aspects of our lives, from the escapes of concerts and movies to the simple opportunities to chat around the water cooler, have been upended. So, it’s important to practice self-care as individuals and as small groups during this time.
We have partnered with Minding Your Mind to provide you educational resources to help you and your family through not only these troubling times but also bring mental awareness to your daily lives.