“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
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
Article from Teresa Esterle
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
Article from Elemental+
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
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
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
6 Minute Video
46 Minute Podcast
36 minute Podcast
31 Minute Podcast
Strategies to promote resiliency.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Article from TIME
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
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
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
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.