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Mental Health Help During Pandemic

Wellington/Dufferin | by Jill Young  

Public Health Officials are helping people ease anxiety during coronavirus pandemic.

The Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit is urging people to take care of their mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.

There's a lot of anxiety among people trying to steer clear of any social interactions.

Public health officials say there's a few things you can do to ease your worry:
 - Stay connected and maintain your social networks using technology. Video chat or just pick up the phone and connect with someone to see how they're doing.

- Follow your usual routine as much as possible. Keep up with your normal sleep routine, eat regular meals, and plan out daily tasks.

- Try to stay active. Get off the couch and start some spring cleaning around the house or do a YouTube video workout.

- Get some fresh air and sunlight. Open the windows, go out for a walk or step out into the backyard.

- Find ways to stay busy like spring cleaning, keep your mind stimulated with a game or puzzle, or get creative with a hobby.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed, please reach out with information and resources at:

Guelph/Wellington: Here 24/7
Dufferin County: 24/7 Crisis Support;

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