Wildfire season, the Pandemic & COVID-19 variants, Social Inequity, Political Divisions, Unemployment, Hunger, Grief and Loss. While there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future, there are still a lot of stressors in life today. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion knowing you are doing the best you can. Here are some different ways you can support your and your family’s mental health.
Resilience is a key tool in your Mental Health Care Kit and the American Psychological Association defines resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. They note that as much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.
Multiply Your Happy is a fun game designed by Dr. Amy Gallagher PhD to build resilience in all members of your family, no matter what age. Play it daily to grow and replenish your personal power!
During the Pandemic our mental health experts started hosting live Facebook Live micro-events to soothe and support our mental health. Visit our Facebook page and check out the video library of topics like Quick Tips for Taking Care, Adjusting to the New Normal, Healthy Relationships, Gratitude, Anger, Mindful Eating and Parenting in the Pandemic.
All Mind Springs Health offices are open for business, both in-person or virtually via teletherapy on your computer or over the phone. If you are not a current client, accessing mental health therapy and psychiatry have never been easier so go ahead, make that first step.
The Colorado Spirit initiative in partnership with Mind Springs Health, announced the end of their disaster response efforts effective June 25, 2021. Below you will find tip sheets for people suffering long-term effects of COVID-19 as well as tip sheets for general stress reduction and coping strategies.