COVID Resource Kit

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COVID MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE:

Covid-19 and the consequent lockdowns it has forced us all into can create havoc in our lives. Even though its an issue we have been dealing with for the past year, some problems might still remain and we might need help to cope with those.
These are just a few things that can be implemented so that we can be at our best during the lockdown. But do not hesitate to reach out to us if you feel like you need professional help. You can do so here.
Take Care Of Yourself: The uncertainty of the Pandemic has created problems for us that we’ve ever faced before. To make things more difficult, our social circles may not be physically accessible. In such a scenario, using strategies of self-help can aid us in making better use of the resources available at our disposal.
Mental & Physical Exercise: The lockdown might cause us to lose touch with the exercise we got daily: mentally as well as physically, therefore it’s important to make a conscious effort to do these at home.
For Working Individuals: Working from home can become a nightmare when our work and personal boundaries are blurred. There are a few things you can do to keep work and home separate while working from home.
For Parents: In times like these, young children look at the behaviour and words that parents use. If you’re anxious, it’s likely that your child is picking up on it and getting worked up as well. They might depend on you to cope, here’s how you can help.
Care-taking for Older Adults: Taking care of older adults can become especially difficult during a lockdown because they are highly vulnerable to the virus and the hopelessness and boredom that the lockdown can create. Small changes in the activities you can do with them can create a huge impact.
Living Alone or Away from Loved Ones: Living alone or away from your loved ones during the lockdown can create a sense of hopelessness and frustration over a situation that may not necessarily be in anyone’s control. There are a few things that might make this experience easier to cope with.
Vicarious Trauma: I understand that help is required out there and it is urgent. Social media was our escape, now it is our SOS. But help yourself in the process as well.
Netflix Can Help: A pack of chips, a decadent chocolate and the inevitable and unchanging solace of Netflix. For the past 365 days this has been my evening routine.
Conflicts During Lockdown: Working from home, sharing space with family/friends with no escape, and having no choice in the matter is a recipe for frustration and misdirected anger. The fear for one’s own health and safety combined with the uncertainty of the future often acts as fuel to the fire. Feelings like fear, stress, frustration, and helplessness float around catalysing interpersonal conflict.
Pandemic Guilt: While guilt is an emotion we experience when we believe that we have done something wrong; Pandemic guilt is what we may experience when we come across instances where we feel like we are more fortunate than others during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Money, Anxiety & COVID-19: Many people have been laid off with one email, there have been massive pay cuts and no bonuses this year. The economy has been steadily falling this whole time, which only makes our anxieties rise further…
Are You Doom-Scrolling? In 2020, I caught on to a new habit. My phone became my newspaper…and for valid reasons. I believed that TV news gave me either insufficient or inaccurate information about what’s going on. So I took things into my own hands. I took to social media – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or maybe even doing a quick Google Search.
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