National Public Health Week and COVID-19
Dealing with COVID-19 is causing heightened levels of stress. In particular, isolation and quarantine can be highly stressful. Because it means separation from loved ones, especially those detained off-shore or in other countries. Many in the public health and health care sectors, as well as those working in affected industries, are shouldering a significant mental health burden.
Reach out and check on your loved ones and community members. Read and share such resources as the World Health Organization’s Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tips on managing anxiety and stress.
Journal Entry of the Day
Today’s 4-H Journal is focused around Mental Health and how we have changed our lives since the onset of Stay-at-Home orders, working from home, and dealing with COVID-19. Staying home is definitely a change, but today we are going to consider the benefits of staying home right now! What are five (5) benefits of staying home? What things have you enjoyed being home with your family? Have you tried any new activities?
Heather’s List of 5 Benefits of Staying Home
- Regular walks in the neighborhood!
- Spending more time with my dogs.
- Working on hobbies at night and learning new skills.
- Exploring ways to share information from home to 4-H’ers like you all!
- More time to sit, relax, and enjoy the sunshine.
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In great love,