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Mental Health: Coping Strategies and Resources

April 06, 2020 Charles County Government
Inside Your County Government
Mental Health: Coping Strategies and Resources
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Inside Your County Government
Mental Health: Coping Strategies and Resources
Apr 06, 2020
Charles County Government

Join Chief of Media Services, Jennifer Harris as she talks with Ambassador and Trainer from the National Alliance on Mental Health, Monique Owens, about coping strategies  during the COVID-19 pandemic and where to find resources if you find yourself or a loved one needing assistance.

Coping Strategies:

  • Limit your time with the news and social media
  • Educate yourself on preventive measure from reliable sources
  • Stay connect to family and friends
  • Take care of yourself, your own health; exercise
  • Learn a new skill, hobby, do things you may have been "putting off"; distract yourself
  • Strong feelings will fade
  • Concern is normal, don't let fear drive anxiety to unhealthy levels
  • Journal
  • Laugh


Resources Mentioned:
NAMI.org - National Alliance on Mental Health

  • NAMI Maryland and NAMI Southern Maryland have a Facebook page
  • National Number - 800-950-6264
  • NAMI MD - 410-884-8691
  • NAMI SoMD - 301-392-7109
  • If in a crisis you can text NAMI to 741741


SAMHSA.org Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
800-662-HELP (4357)

Center for Abused Persons, Waldorf, MD 301-645-3336

CharlesCountyMD.gov

Show Notes

Join Chief of Media Services, Jennifer Harris as she talks with Ambassador and Trainer from the National Alliance on Mental Health, Monique Owens, about coping strategies  during the COVID-19 pandemic and where to find resources if you find yourself or a loved one needing assistance.

Coping Strategies:

  • Limit your time with the news and social media
  • Educate yourself on preventive measure from reliable sources
  • Stay connect to family and friends
  • Take care of yourself, your own health; exercise
  • Learn a new skill, hobby, do things you may have been "putting off"; distract yourself
  • Strong feelings will fade
  • Concern is normal, don't let fear drive anxiety to unhealthy levels
  • Journal
  • Laugh


Resources Mentioned:
NAMI.org - National Alliance on Mental Health

  • NAMI Maryland and NAMI Southern Maryland have a Facebook page
  • National Number - 800-950-6264
  • NAMI MD - 410-884-8691
  • NAMI SoMD - 301-392-7109
  • If in a crisis you can text NAMI to 741741


SAMHSA.org Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
800-662-HELP (4357)

Center for Abused Persons, Waldorf, MD 301-645-3336

CharlesCountyMD.gov