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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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We all know that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve and we can also see the continued uncertainty and feelings of anxiety in our communities, which is both natural and to be expected.  To help create calm in the midst of uncertainty which is best done in providing trusted information for our fellow neighbors, we have compiled a list of the most credible and valuable information for specific audiences who would like guidance on coping with the emotional toll of COVID-19.

The best recommendation is to stay grounded in up-to-date factual information from the  CDC Coronavirus webpage and the PA Department of Health webpage and follow their guidelines for proactive, preventative self- and other-care measures.  Please review the following sources addressing how to navigate the uncertainty and manage the natural anxieties associated COVID-19:

Self-Care Videos:

If you’re feeling good some days and not so good others, you are not alone - and this video series is for you. We are all figuring out what comes next in this COVID-19 pandemic. Taking care of ourselves and each other and holding on to hope is still the order of the day. Mike Diller, PsyD, Director of WellSpan Health’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) introduces the series of these short videos. Be encouraged! We are here for you. We are all in this together. 

As we traverse the unknown terrain of the COVID-19 epidemic, we must care for ourselves in order to care for our loved ones. Tom Crotty, PhD, Psychologist at WellSpan Philhaven, shares four M’s of mental health that are especially true in this difficult and stressful time. 

Coping Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis: 
Hallmarks of Self-Care Part 1: Introduction

Coping Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis:
Hallmarks of Self-Care Part 2: Staying Connected

Coping Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis:
Hallmarks of Self-Care Part 3: Three Tips to Keep You Grounded

Coping Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis: 
Hallmarks of Self-Care Part 4: Three Keys to Self-Care

Coping Strategies for the COVID-19 Crisis: 
Hallmarks of Self-Care Part 5: Watch What You’re Watching – Limit Media

The 4 M’s of Mental Health

I’m OK (Am I OK)





Taking Care of You - Self-Care Resources:

WellSpan Health Meditation: www.wellspan.org/relaxforsleep, www.wellspan.org/relaxformeditation 

Calm: Free resource through Calm with meditations, stories, music talks and more to support mental and emotional wellness https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breathutm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_nonsubs_031720

Headspace: Free resources from Headspace; meditations, sleep and movement exercises. https://www.headspace.com/covid-19 

Rick Hanson Meditation: Free Wednesday Meditations with Dr. Rick  Hanson 

The Ten Percent Happier - Coronavirus Sanity Guide, a resource filled with practical, actionable ways of coping with fear, stress, and anxiety – guided meditations with top teachers in the field, podcasts, blog posts, and full talks.

Peloton: Free 90 days of digital classes from Peloton – yoga, meditation, running, cycling and more!  https://www.onepeloton.com/digital/checkout/digital-90d

Prepared York: York County complied this list to inform various constituencies on resources available to you in your place of business, your employment status, and day to day lives. With this information, we cannot emphasize enough to prepare, not panic and allow these facts to help guide you throughout this time https://www.preparedyork.com/

Posters and Handouts:

Coping Strategies for the Covid-19 Situation: Hallmarks of Self Care (PDF)

Staying Calm (PDF) Coping Tips Developed by the Experts at WellSpan Philhaven 

Ending Your Workday (PDF) 

Taking Care of Yourself During Difficult Times - Common reactions and suggestions for coping: News reports and discussions with family and friends about Coronavirus (COVID-19) may bring about some strong emotional or physical reactions. It is very common, in fact quite normal, for individuals to experience waves of emotions during stressful events or uncertain times. 

Tips for Managing Stress 

Tips for Healthy Eating 

Fight COVID-19: English 

Fight -19: Spanish

myStrength (PDF)

For Employers:

Dedicated Employer Support by WellSpan Health
We are committed to supporting your total health and well-being needs. Here are support tools to help you and your organization:

A Leader's Guide Supporting Workforce Emotional & Mental Wellbeing  

Employee Guide Emotional Mental Wellbeing 

How Leaders Can Maximize Trust and Minimize Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

Resilience in a Box - If your business needs help putting a plan in place, click here to use the U.S. Chamber Foundation's toolkit created in partnership with the UPS foundation.

COVID-19 Resources in Other Languages:

CDC Resources in Languages Other than English

Seek Immediate Medical Attention If - Spanish

If Someone in your House is Sick - Spanish

For All Ages:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): “Mental Health and Coping during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic” - Mental Health and Coping during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic | HHS.gov

American Psychological Association: “Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus (with an additional Podcast about Coronavirus Anxiety)” -  https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

For Families:

Talking with Children About Coronavirus:


Fast Facts for Parents: Coping with Unanticipated Change (PDF)

Sample Daily Schedule for Families with Children at Home(PDF)

Working from Home Resources:

Working at Home with Kids (PDF)

Working Remotely During COVID-19 Your Mental Health & Well Being

Learn at Home Resources:

Scholastic Learn at Home:https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home--free-resources-for-school-closures.html# 


Khan Academy:https://www.khanacademy.org

Duolingo: Learn a language for free: https://www.duolingo.com/

Coursera: Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies - https://www.coursera.org/ 

Addiction Resources:

WARMLINE: Asking for help with addiction is hard, whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. We offer confidential mentoring and support to anyone who calls.If you have questions about treatment options or you need to speak to someone for support, call us today - 1-844-WARM-LINEFor more information visithttps://www.wellspanphilhaven.org/Programs-and-Services/Addiction-Services/WARM-Line

Narcotics Anonymous: General Online meeting list - https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

Alcoholics Anonymous: From this link you can connect with any state in the US and Canada: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources

York Area Intergroup Site:Today's AA Meetings | York Area Intergroup (york-pa-aa.org)

WellSpan EAP is not associated with any non WellSpan Health entities or organizations listed on this page, and assumes no liability regarding information presented by these organizations. 




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