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Loving Your Neighbors...

...In Depression

When faced with times like today, it takes a community to help us get through it!

Loving your neighbors...In depression!

Click on the below video to hear from our community donor and volunteer, Mary Beth Nienhaus on Depression!




Pandemics can be stressful

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can sometimes cause the following:

- Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on.

- Changes in sleep or eating patterns.

- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.

- Worsening of chronic health problems.

- Worsening of mental health conditions.

- Increased use of tobacco, and/or alcohol and other substances.

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases


Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations

How you respond to the COVID-19 pandemic can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors. The changes that can happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways we try to contain the spread of the virus can affect anyone.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:

- People who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (for example, older people and people with underlying health conditions).

- Children and teens.

- People caring for family members or loved ones.

- Frontline workers such as health care providers and first responders, retail clerks, and others.

- Essential workers who work in the food industry.

- People who have existing mental health conditions.

- People who use substances or have a substance use disorder.

- People who have lost their jobs, had their work hours reduced, or had other major changes to their employment.

- People who have disabilities or developmental delay.

- People who are socially isolated from others, including people who live alone, and people in rural or frontier areas.

- People in some racial and ethnic minority groups.

- People who do not have access to information in their primary language.

- People experiencing homelessness.

- People who live in congregate (group) settings.

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases


Take care of yourself and your community

Taking care of your friends and your family can be a stress reliever, but it should be balanced with care for yourself. Helping others cope with their stress, such as by providing social support, can also make your community stronger. During times of increased social distancing, people can still maintain social connections and care for their mental health. Virtual communication (like phones or video chats) can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely and isolated.

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases



Disaster Distress Helplineexternal icon: 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. Spanish speakers from Puerto Rico can text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663.

National Suicide Prevention Lifelineexternal icon: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chatexternal icon.

National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522

National Child Abuse Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453

National Sexual Assault Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chatexternal icon

The Eldercare Locatorexternal icon: 1-800-677-1116  TTY Instructionsexternal icon

Veteran’s Crisis Lineexternal icon: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Chatexternal icon or text: 8388255

Find a health care provider or treatment for substance use disorder and mental health

SAMHSA’s National Helplineexternal icon: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-800-487-4889

Treatment Services Locator Websiteexternal icon