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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has created a handout with concrete tips for managing stress during these challenging times. Download the handout here. 

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In FACE COVID, Coronado Safe provides  a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the coronavirus crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Here’s a quick summary of the key steps: F = Focus on what’s in your control A = Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings C = Come back into your body E = Engage in what you’re doing C = Committed action O = Opening up V = Values I = Identify resources D = Disinfect & distance  Access the FACE COVID information here. 

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Nurses, doctors, healthcare workers and other medical professionals who are testing for and treating patients with COVID-19 are at a higher risk of contracting it than the general public. What can they do to take care of themselves, physically and emotionally? Magellan Health Insights has created this resource page with information on ways healthcare workers can address anxiety about COVID-19

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The ADAA understands that for many in our public community - especially those who struggle with health anxiety - the current coronavirus outbreak is triggering increased anxiety - especially with such heightened media attention. In response, the organization has created a resource page - updated daily - to provide helpful tips and strategies from ADAA mental health professionals. Access the resource page by following this link.

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As things progress with COVID-19 prevention efforts, you or your loved ones may be experiencing increased stress and anxiety. Consider the following tips to support your mental well-being during these uncertain times. It is important to be gentle with yourself and others, and to take steps to support both your own and your family’s mental well-being. Download the PDF from MDH here. 

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The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness and isolation can worsen and trigger symptoms.  Acknowledging, recognizing and acting on mental distress in these uncertain times is key to lessening the impact. Read the rest of this blog from the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) here. 

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The CDC has prepared some excellent self-care resources for emergency responders. Follow the links below to access this information. Tips for Emergency Responders Self-Care Managing Stress & Anxiety

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