Coping During Coronavirus

The outbreak of infectious diseases such as Covid-19 (Coronavirus) can be a stressful time. It’s important during times like these to keep track of both your physical and your mental health. Know the signs of stress and when and how to seek help for yourself, as well as loved ones.
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"SCHOOL" IS NOT THE SAME

"Back to school" is not the same this year. The changes can be stressful whether students are learning remotely from home or dealing with new health and safety measures at school.

  • Follow schedules to help keep days predictable and calmer.

  • Stay connected – trusted relationships with family, friends, and teachers are antidotes to stress.

Check out these resources for families:

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COPING WITH STRESS

It is not uncommon to feel anxious or worried while listening, reading or watching the news, even if you’re at little to  no risk of getting ill yourself. During this stressful time, don't forget your own self-care. Take time to breathe, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and take a break from the news and social media periodically.

SOCIAL DISTANCING & QUARANTINE

CORONAVIRUS EMOTIONAL WELLNESS ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

Ventura County residents — Join the free ongoing online help and support line to connect with others and learn healthy habits to maintain emotional well-being through the pandemic.
 
Online support/help is available at the following times. Feel free to join in at any time. You can come and go as you would like:

ENGLISH
  • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays – 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Saturdays – 10:00 am to 12 noon 


SPANISH

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays – 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Saturdays – 1:00 to 3:00pm
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IN EMOTIONAL DISTRESS? CALL THE CRISIS HELPLINE

During an infectious disease outbreak, people can feel stress, depression or anger.  It's important to remember that there are ways to cope. You do not need to deal with difficult times alone.
 
If you would like to speak with a professional, Ventura County Behavioral Health encourages residents to call the crisis team. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Help is available in English, Spanish, and other languages.
 
Ventura County Crisis Team
1-866-998-2243
 
If you believe your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis and you need the assistance of law enforcement, call 9-1-1.

Ventura County Coronavirus Information
www.vcemergency.com

Resources to Support the Community 
Bilingual list of local and online resources

How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus