Many are feeling a variety of emotions including fear of the unknown, anxiety, and sadness. There are an array of resources to help support emotional and mental health while social distancing. These resources include newspaper and magazine articles, coping skills, steps toward mindfulness, etc. If you or someone you know is struggling, please offer this as help.
Stanislaus County Behavioral Health: Stanislaus County residents can call the Warm Line at (209) 558-4600 when they are:
Having a hard time making it through the day - but are not in a crisis
Needing a caring listener to provide effective feedback to help explore options
Wanting some support, assistance and resources toward recovery
This is a mental health consumer-run program providing non-crisis intervention, offering peer support, referrals, and shared experiences of hope and recovery.
On-Site Peer Support and Warm Line services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (209) 558-4600 and are funded by Stanislaus County Behavioral Health.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Suicide Prevention staff are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or Text “START” to 88788
Center for Human Services – Mental Health Tip of the Month:
Mental Health Newsletter for Parents, Students and Staff:
Gregori High School’s Avni Parmar – Video Supports for Teens
Stay in the present moment----Focus on your 5 senses in order to prevent being “caught up in your head.” See what you can smell, see, hear, taste, feel.
Spend some time being quiet----Sit comfortably and focus on your breathing as long as you can. If you find yourself thinking of something other than your breath just gently come back to focusing on your breath. No phones, laptops, or devices!
Gratitude--Start a journal listing things you are grateful for--focus on that rather than what is going on in the world.
Help others----Check in via a phone call or Skype to see how aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins may be doing. Maybe call an elderly neighbor who lives alone. It will brighten their day as well as yours.
Limit news time
Let go---This may be a good time to let go of any bad feeling you may have towards someone.
Stay healthy---Be sure to eat healthy food, get exercise (go for a walk), and get proper sleep.