Updates about COVID-19 - Ashland County MHRB

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Updates & Resources - COVID-19

Updates & Resources - COVID-19






Key MHRB Meetings/Events Postponed, Cancelled or Modified

               DATE                           EVENT                                                              STATUS

                  March 17, 2020                  MHRB Finance Committee meeting                            Cancelled

                  March 24, 2020                  MHRB Board meeting                                                     Cancelled

                  March 31, 2020                  12th Annual Pat Risser RSVP Conference                   Postponed, date to be determined

                  April 10, 2020                     Opiate Advisory Committee                                           Changed to Phone Conference

                  April 10, 2020                     Trauma Resiliency Committee                                      Cancelled

                  April 17, 2020                     Ashland County Suicide Prevention Coalition             Postponed, date to be determined

                  April 21, 2020                     Older Adult Behavioral Health Coalition                       Cancelled


Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak - World Health Organization

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO stated there is a high risk of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading to other countries around the world.

WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population. These mental health considerations were developed by the Mental Health Department as support for mental and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.  Read more here.


Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Information

Get Coronavirus information from Ohio Department of Health, a trusted source here.


A Resource Guide for Ohioans with Disabilities: How to Stay Healthy and Safe During the Coronavirus Crisis

Read this piece by Dr. Diana Spore about he importance of staying in touch with our seniors.  Just because keeping a physical distance is important during this crisis, that doesn't mean we should isolate seniors from caring contacts.

Box Breathing to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

 Breathing exercises are a great way to relax.  It's useful not only for stress management but also for reducing blood pressure and minimizing hypertension as well.  Box Breathing, also knows as four-square breathing, is a type of breathing exercise that involves inhaling to a count of four, holding air in your lungs for a count of four before exhaling to a count of four, holding your lungs empty for a four-count and then beginning the pattern again.  Our friends at the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Board created this simple YouTube Video that will help.  Additional information about breathing exercises HERE.


SAMHSA - Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health - Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

What Is Social Distancing?
Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Schools and other gathering places such as movie theaters may close, and sports events and religious services may be cancelled.  Read more here.


 Focus on What You Can Control



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