"There may be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another." 1 Corinthians 12:25

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How to Protect Your Mental Health

  •  Use this time to pray with your family daily

  •  Access nature and sunlight wherever possible

  •  Exercise, eat well and stay hydrated 

  •  Limit distressing news 

  •  Create and maintain new daily routine

  •  Seek information mainly to prepare and protect yourself and loved ones

  •  Wash hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap

  •  Stay connected virtually with those you care about

Practice the “Apple” techniques to deal with anxiety 

  • Acknowledge: Notice and acknowledge the uncertainty as it comes to mind.

  • Pause: Don't react as you normally do. Don't react at all. Pause and breathe.

  • Pull back: Tell yourself this is just the worry talking, and this apparent need for certainty is not helpful and not necessary. It is only a thought or feeling. Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are not statements or facts.

  • Let go: Let go of the thought or feeling. It will pass. You don't have to respond to them. You might imagine them floating away in a bubble or cloud.

  • Explore: Explore the present moment, because right now, in this moment, all is well. Notice your breathing and the sensations of your breathing. Notice the ground beneath you. Look around and notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch, what you can smell. Right now. Then shift your focus of attention to something else - on what you need to do, on what you were doing before you noticed the worry, or do something else - mindfully with your full attention.

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