As we navigate these uncertain times, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts here at Harboring Hearts. There is an emotional and mental toll that can come along with having uncertainty and stress associated with this pandemic: health, housing, food, employment, and so many others. Some helpful exercises to help while at home are meditation and yoga. Exercises such as yoga help to increase endorphins which helps you to feel better and more energized. Taking safe and socially distant walks can help by getting some fresh air and Vitamin D to help lift your mood. New York State has teamed up with Headspace to provide meditation and other exercises to support your mental health, as well as other tips and resources. The link is here: https://www.headspace.com/ny. New York State has also created a helpful document full of resources and tips for those struggling with their mental health. The link can be found here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/03/managing_stress_anxiety.pdf
Please if you need immediate support or help call 1- 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Got5 to 741741. If you know someone who is struggling please check in with them. Also, stay in touch with family and friends. Supporting each other during these times is so incredibly important for our mental health.
We hope these resources help. We are in this together.