Overcoming coronavirus stress

In recent months, CPN Behavioral Health Department Psychologist Shannon Beach has noticed a shift in anxiety focused first on the virus and sickness to its consequences now, such as quarantine, uncertainty, life management and more.

Different ways of coping with COVID-19

Our purpose in all of this is to stay safe. Stay safe physically and emotionally. Those are the goals. After that, go ahead and pick up a new hobby, or stay home and do nothing; or find a balance between the two.

Information overload safety plan

While it is certainly important to stay informed, it is also important to know when to take a break and avoid information overload. Sometimes this is going to include letting people around us know when to take a break.

The five stages of grief and COVID-19

Whatever the loss, we are going through this in a way that is different than we have before. This makes it important to try and understand what we are experiencing so we have a better idea of what to do.

Building new positive mental cues

In times like these when our social supports can seem limited, it may be helpful to find the things that tell us it just might be a good day today.

Helping at a safe distance

While many people are helping in ways that make a direct impact right now, there are a great number of us who want to help but just simply do not currently do work in a direct care capacity.

Apps for mental health and introspection

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a number of apps to help anyone with a smartphone and a desire to improve their mental health through practice and introspection.

Social media use during quarantine

Most of us use our phones, tablets, and computers all day, and at times, well into the night. Technology can be very useful, but it can also cause some unnecessary worry.

Mental self-care during quarantine

The CPN Behavioral Health Department shares some tips and practices found across the field of mental health treatment and recent recommendations from a variety of national organizations.