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Posted in Medshield Wellness   |   January 24th, 2021
We are all in this together but we each experience it differently. Have you checked in with yourself lately? In these uncertain times feelings of concern, stress, and anxiety are normal. Take one step at a time and try these positive coping tips. We don’t just have to survive this, we can find moments to thrive. Reach out if you need help.
Take it one step at a time
It is okay to take breaks from what you are doing. Allow yourself to slow down.
Check-in with yourself
Allow yourself to stop and think about how you are feeling. Some questions to ask yourself are:
If you feel you may need some extra help, scroll down this page for a list of free mental health resources and supports. Positive coping strategies can also help you take care of your mental health. Try these tips below.
Take care of yourself
Take one step at a time. Small steps can make a difference. Breaking things down into smaller pieces can help.
Support your mental, emotional, and physical health
The challenges South Africans face because of COVID-19 are often experienced differently depending on our social identities.
Resources to support you and your loved ones to cope with stress and anxiety during COVID-19:
If you are a Medshield Member, review your benefits and get in touch with a medical professional, if you are battling with mental health issues.
Here are some additional helplines to store in your phone book or pass onto a friend or relative who may need it:
Cipla SADAG Mental Health Line0800 4567 789 or WhatsApp 076 88 22 775
For a suicidal Emergency: 0800 567 567
Destiny Helpline for Youth & Students0800 41 42 43
Department of Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline0800 12 13 14SMS 32312
Find a Support Group in your area
0800 21 22 23
Source Credit : News24, Health24, Mental Health, SADAG Resources
Image Credit: Pixabay
DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog post is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.
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