“The cornavirus is not gone. It is real and it is deadly… This new phase that we’re now in is about learning to live with the virus.”
Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio, May 20th 2020
Wellness During a Pandemic
Ohio State University Resource Page
Staying Calm and Well in the Midst of the COVID-19 Storm
This eight webinar series builds knowledge and skills to sustain well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Practical evidence-based tactics and resources are provided in each session. The skills learned should build participant strengths to last well beyond the pandemic.
7 Minute Video from Rekha Chaudhary
Tips on Dealing with Stress During Coronavirus Pandemic
Article from Teresa Esterle
Easing Anxiety & Managing Stress
Springtime is a time when people often feel more anxious, and this year things are understandably worse because of the fears and isolation created by COVID19. Even though the country might not officially be back to “normal,” there are many ways to help ease anxiety now and get your mental health back on track.
Trauma Prevention & Growth
6 Minute Video
The Same Pandemic, Vastly Different Experiences
Even though we’re all going through the pandemic together, everyone is experiencing it – and coping with it – differently.
Article from Elemental+
Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful
Surge capacity is a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters. While the phrase “adjusting to the new normal” has been repeated endlessly since March, it’s easier said than done. How do you adjust to an ever-changing situation where the “new normal” is indefinite uncertainty?
10 Minute Video from Bessel van der Kolk
Caring for Yourself during the COVID Pandemic
Bessel van der Kolk shares his thoughts on getting through the Coronavirus epidemic, offering several suggestions to ease the stress associated with isolation and feelings of being out of control. To do this, he says there are 4 core areas we need to address.
Scientific American Article with Steve Taylor
The Coronavirus and Post-Traumatic Growth
Post-traumatic growth is the idea that, in the long run, traumatic events and experiences—like illness, accidents, bereavement, addiction and divorce—can have beneficial effects. Often, after the initial shock and pain of a traumatic situation has faded away, people report feeling more appreciative of their lives, and sensing a new inner strength and confidence.
Article from Globe Opinion
Finding hope in the messiness of the coronavirus pandemic
With our loved ones on top of us in close quarters, or accessible only through a screen, things will inevitably be messy. Yet these challenges can help strengthen our personal resiliency.
6 Minute Video
46 Minute Podcast
36 minute Podcast
31 Minute Podcast
Resilience During A Time of Fear
Strategies to promote resiliency.
Fear in the Time of Coronavirus
How to cope with the natural fears that arise during challenging times, the difference between useful and harmful anxiety, and how we can grow the inner strengths we need to thrive when things get tough.
Understanding Depression and Depressed Mood
In this episode we explore how individuals and families can deal with the interpersonal stress that comes from being stuck together, and the sadness and loss that comes from being separated from things we love.
Compassion Fatigue and Finding Purpose
Today we’re exploring both the direct stress and trauma that people in those roles might naturally be feeling these days, as well as compassion fatigue, sometimes known as “secondary traumatic stress.”
18 Minute Video with Emma McAdam
Daily Habits to Prevent Depression During Stressful Times- Coronavirus or Covid-19 Depression
Stress, Anxiety, Coronavirus and Social Isolation can all contribute to depression, but you can prevent depression during stressful times by using daily habits that promote mental health. Provided by Therapy in a Nutshell.
Volunteer Grief Support for Young Adults
Covid Grief Network
Are you in your 20s or 30s? Have you lost someone close to COVID-19? Is someone you love ill with COVID-19? Get connected to a community of young adults who know what it’s like, and free one-on-one support from a volunteer grief worker.
7 Minute Panel Discussion Video
6 Minute Video with Judson Brewer
9 Minute Video with Rick Hansen
5 Minute Video with Bill O-Hanlon
Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The pandemic is causing grief for many, which is a passage with mulitple steps. It is normal and a part of healing from this stressful time.
The Neuroscience of Worry During Quarantine
When faced with uncertainty, the brain craves more information. . . but as people turn to their news feeds to try to find out more and settle their mind, it often has the opposite effect. This video offers strategies to help you tolerate uncertainty and stay regulated even when the headlines feel scary.
Helping Clients Find Refuge During Uncertain Times
Dr. Rick Hanson shares two useful ways to find reliable feelings of security…and he ties it to a powerful lesson he learned from Mr. Fred Rogers.
How to Keep Relationships Strong while Social Distancing
The pandemic poses a lot of new challenges for relationships. But with some creativity, clients can keep enjoying quality time with friends and family alike.
Resource Page from UCSF
Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19
These are unprecedented times. We need to work extra hard to manage our emotions well. Expect to have a lot of mixed feelings. Our anxiety is helping us cope, bond together from a physical distance, and slow the spread of the virus. So our anxiety – while uncomfortable – is a good thing right now, especially if we manage it well. At the same time, we must effortfully prevent panic contagion and create periods when we can be screen-free and calm, engaging our attention in normal daily activities. You can also find moments of hope and resilience all around us despite the uncertainty.
COVID 19 Transmission and Safe Practices
Article from Erin Bromage
The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them
An infectious disease expert’s perspective on re-opening businesses and the estimated risk of COVID 19 transmission through varied activities.
Article from Anchorage Daily News
Two infected Missouri hairstylists were wearing masks. None of their 140 customers, also masked, got COVID-19.
“This is exciting news about the value of masking to prevent COVID-19,” Health Director Clay Goddard said in a news release. “We are studying more closely the details of these exposures, including what types of face coverings were worn and what other precautions were taken to lead to this encouraging result.”
Article from USA Today
Your face mask questions, answered
Face mask FAQs and expert advice on how to adapt to this new normal.
Article from TIME
COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act
A new, consistent and logical set of recommendations must emerge to reduce aerosol transmission. I propose the following: Avoid Crowding, Indoors, low Ventilation, Close proximity, long Duration, Unmasked, Talking/singing/Yelling (“A CIViC DUTY”).
COVID 19 Resource Pages
Ohio Department of Health Resource Page
Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID 19) Resource Page
Many valuable guidelines are available from the Ohio Department of Health via this website. Other states offer similar resources.
Individuals and employers may also call an Ohio Department of Health hotline to ask your specific questions at: 833-427-5634.
Resources from UCHealth
UCHealth COVID 19 Resource Kits
This resource kit from the University of Cincinnati includes:
COVID-19 Overview Presentation
Community & Government Resources
Videos Featuring UC Health Experts
Social Media Tool Kit from the CDC
Integrative Medicine Resource Page
Integrative Approaches to COVID-19
Resource page from the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, which links to multiple integrative health strategies for the COVID 19 pandemic.