Protecting Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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In light of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, and the fact that we are all doing our best to social distance from friends and family, California Volunteers and California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris share these tips for protecting your mental health.

  • Volunteer: Studies show that acts of service toward others, such as checking on your neighbors combats depression, reduces stress and allows you to develop new relationships.   
  • Practice Self-Care: Maintaining one’s mental health looks different for everyone—you can decide what methods work best for you. Here are some ideas to get you started.  
  • #BeKindBeThere: Being there for your community is one of the greatest acts of kindness we can do. #BeThere partnered with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to develop resources and tools for people to #BeThere for their loved ones.

Remember, take your time. Build a strategy that works for you and be kind to yourself and others, as we all move through this challenge together. California needs you.