Below are resources to help children, teens and adults during these difficult times. This information has been sourced from professional organizations – CDC, WHO, American Red Cross and the Ohio Department of Health, along with thought leaders in the wellness field – who provide the most up-to-date, relevant information.
As we face this pandemic, stress is common, regardless of age. It is imperative to know what stress looks like and how to cope with it. In order to take care of others, it is important to take care of yourself. It is also important to talk to your younger children about coronavirus. The video below can prompt some good discussions. Lastly, remaining active is important for your overall health. It is essential when at home that families take time to exercise, play outside or engage in some type of physical activity, including mindfulness. This can be enjoyable for the family, and will also help alleviate stress.
It is also important for wellness that you give yourself a break from the constant flow of information on social media and the news as both can increase anxiety. Making a daily schedule, or setting daily goals will be helpful in making your new routine a little easier to manage. We will continue to update this page with helpful resources so we can provide our community with a variety of resources to help navigate this unfamiliar territory.