19 Nov COVID-19: Wellbeing resources
It’s important to take care of your physical wellbeing during a crisis…but it’s also equally important to focus on mental health. The wellbeing of Colorado’s veterinary professionals is crucial to our veterinary community. Make sure you are taking care of yourself during this difficult time.
- You’re not alone: Colorado Crisis Services provides free, confidential professional support 24/7. Call 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255.
- How to deal with isolation and social distancing: Whether you consider yourself extraverted or introverted, humans are social beings, and the current social climate can be difficult for many of us. The good news is that humans are also inventive solution seekers. There are a variety of ways to stay connected to each other, such as live online exercise classes, FaceTime or Zoom calls, waving to neighbors on walks, and more. Many things are being offered online now, so you might have an opportunity to explore something that you might not have done otherwise. Get more ideas from the AVMA.
- Managing uncertainty: Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. Learn steps to respond to uncertain times.
- Tips for managing anxiety and stress: Learning how to cope with stress will make you, your staff, patients, and clients stronger. Get tips from the CDC.