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Supporting Mental Health Through COVID-19

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Supporting Mental Health Through COVID-19

Anxiety is something we all experience at different levels and for some, it can become overwhelming very quickly. Caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health, especially now as prevention efforts surrounding the COVID-19 virus increase across the state. We have collected hygiene and mental health tips that may help reduce anxiety and help make you feel more prepared at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Health Tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are feeling ill.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze. Use a tissue when available, if not cough into your elbow.
  • Regularly clean surfaces with disinfecting agents.
  • Educate your child on the importance of hand-washing regularly.

Mental Health Tips:

  • Spring cleaning – get organized, give your home a deep clean. Not only will you feel a peace of mind when it comes to germs, but cleaning can have a positive effect on your mental health!
  • Limit your exposure to news and social media.
  • 10-15 minutes of daily meditation can help treat anxiety and better prepare you for daily tasks.
  • Exercise daily – whether it be a walk around the neighborhood or getting out in nature, exercise does wonders for both physical and mental health.
  • Stay hydrated
  • Use time off to relax—eat a good meal, read, listen to music, take a bath, or talk to family.
  • Feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Don’t ignore it. Talk to someone you trust or a professional. You’re not alone.
  • Help teens by encouraging distraction and using these 5 tips to help your teen manage anxiety about the Coronavirus

    The health and well-being of our patients is of utmost importance. Our hospitals maintain a thorough cleaning regimen daily in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. 

Important Update Regarding Visitation:

Based on the recommendations of both the CDC and Governor Ducey, Aurora will be eliminating visitations to our facility effective March 16, 2020 until March 27th, 2020 to ensure our patients, your loved ones, receive the best care possible in a facility that takes their health seriously. On March 27th, Aurora will reevaluate this decision and will change course depending on the recommendations of the CDC and State Health Departments.

Our team at Aurora did not make this decision lightly. To ensure that all patients are able to communicate with their loved ones, phones will be made available and patients will be encouraged to call home during what would be normal visitation hours.

In addition, visitation from Outpatient Providers will also be unavailable at this time. Our Social Services team will coordinate with Outpatient Providers to ensure coordination of care continues and is not hindered.

We thank you for your understanding and assistance in reducing the spread of this virus and for working with our hospital as we make changes to ensure the safety of all those who come within our walls. 

 

For more information on COVID-19, please click on the resources below:

World Health Organization

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Arizona Department of Health Services

National Alliance on Mental Illness

SAMHSA – Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Local Grocery Stores Open Early For Vulnerable Shoppers

 

Resources for Parents: 

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Online Learning Resources for Kids At Home

Keeping Your Child’s Day Structured While School Is Out

Tips For Effectively Working Remotely

Free Online Exercise Classes & Videos

 

Mental Wellness Coloring Pages - Mindfulness For All Ages


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