Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center Recognizes Importance of Mental Health Awareness with Stress Tips and Coping Mechanisms for Families and Children
June 22, 2021
June 3, 2021 – Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, the region’s leading resource to prevent abuse, protect children and heal families, is recognizing the importance of mental health with resources to help the community identify and manage stress and anxiety, brought upon by current environments or past traumas. Dee Norton’s coping resources also include methods that can help reduce stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak and its residual effects.
- Talk openly about feelings. Keeping communication channels open and always reassure children that they can come to you with their emotions.
- Follow a routine. When children follow a routine, they thrive. Routines keep the stress and uncertainty that occur in their everyday lives to a minimum.
- Take a break from the news. Information overload can be overwhelming. Try to switch off your screen once in a while.
Take care of your body. Meditate, eat well-balanced meals, take deep breaths. Aside from staying safe, stay healthy.
Make time to unwind. Make time in your day to do something you enjoy.
Connect with others. Talk to people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.