COVID-19 Resources for Community, Contract Providers and Staff.

This webpage has been created to support the responses of anxiety and stress from the recent Coronavirus outbreak, even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low risk or no risk of getting sick.

These responses are normal, and may be more pronounced in people with loved ones in areas more impacted by the outbreak.

Now that California has declared a state of emergency, it is important to do the following:

  • Understand the Facts– the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control are the best sources for factual information. Updated information is provided on each of their web sites:
    http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • Be Prepared– This does not mean stock up on toilet paper and water, although having extra food supplies is a good idea in the event of a quarantine. Be prepared in the event that schools, facilities, venues, close. Having a plan and being prepared can provide a sense of control and security.
  • Healthy Habits are Key– Eat healthy whole foods, move and stretch every day, get as close to 8 hours of sleep as possible and practice mindfulness.
  • Wash your Hands– washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and drying them thoroughly is the best way to stop the spread of germs. Keep hand sanitizer with you for when soap and water are not readily available.
  • Keep Calm– Anxiety increases heart rate and respirations, clouds judgement and takes us out of the present moment. Ground yourself. What is happening at this moment? Remind yourself often by saying something like, “I am doing everything I can to support my health.

Call now to speak with specially trained staff who can listen and provide you with support and behavioral health resources. Confidential and free of charge.