You might be feeling overwhelmed right now with all the information surrounding COVID-19. It is important that we remember to prioritize our mental health during this time as we are our physical health. Here are some ways to help you manage:
🌸Self care. Self care does not mean me first. It means me, too. Self-care is any activity that we plan to do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Self care can look different for everyone. It may look like picking up a new book, taking a bath, going for a walk/bike ride, or picking up a colouring book! – Self care is a simple but often overlooked concept. Click this link to learn more about self care:…/what-self-care-is-and-what-it-i…/
🌸Focus on things that bring you joy – try a new recipe or start a new TV show.
🌸Avoid excessive media coverage. If you have a non-medical COVID-19 related question call/text 1-888-COVID19.
🌸If you are self-isolating do not feel guilty about using this time for a break. Watch Netflix, face-time your friends, or play a video game!
🌸 Don’t cancel your scheduled counselling session – ask if skype/facetime are available options.
🌸 Foundry Victoria remains open for youth ages 12-24. Please visit their Facebook page for updates. If you need access for physicians, nursing, counseling / outreach and peer support, call their main number at 250-383-3552. They have counsellors available over phone/text.
🌸If you are feeling overwhelmed, know that you are not alone in this. Text HOME to 686868 to text with a trained Crisis Responder.

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