UPDATES & RESOURCES
- April 3, 2020 Coping with stress during the COVID Outbreak
- April 3, 2020 Helping Children Cope with Stress During the COVID Outbreak
- March 31, 2020 Managing coronavirus-related stress
- March 31, 2020 Trauma Incident Stress: Information for Emergency Response Workers
- March 20, 2020 Clients can now use their telephones to receive services
- March 18, 2020 Mental Health & Addiction Services continue to be available
- March 16, 2020 Updates from the Mental Health & Recovery Board on the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
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