Mental Health Awareness - Post Covid

It's apparent that within the last 2 years our mental health was put to the test. Now more than ever we need to be there for each other even if it means not being able to be physically present.

As we continue to face extreme stress brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, relationships have the potential to be a tremendous source of support. However, COVID-19 has also challenged relationships, but what is most important is how to overcome these challenges. It’s important to understand just how this ongoing health crisis is impacting relationships and what we can do to counteract the negative effects.

Supportive relationships are a vital element of total health and well-being, as well as a source of strength in times of hardship, however COVID-19 with its extreme stressors and ongoing uncertainty can be potentially be damaging to relationships, mood change, and mental health. Studies have shown that people experiencing relationship problems are at higher risk for mood and anxiety disorders.

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.
  • Take care of your body
  • Make time to unwind — Try to do some other activities you enjoy to keep your mind busy, like playing sports, taking nature walks, playing video games.
  • Connect with others — Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling
  • Connect with your community— While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online, through social media, or by phone or mail. (You are not the only one experiencing this, call out to your community as they are many people experiencing the same thing )


If you EVER need anyone to talk to you can always feel free to contact us at:

we will always try our very best to help and support our Balanced community the best we can.

What to Do If You or Someone You Know Needs Immediate Help

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, the following resources are available.

Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

1(800)-273-TALK (8255)

Text: "HELLO" to 741741