Here we are.
I gotta admit, writing this post is more of a challenge than I thought it would be.
Even though my husband and I have been self-isolating for more than a week due to underlying conditions, things don’t quite seem real.
But as far removed as things feel from normal right now, this is our new reality, whether we like it or not.
So, my advice to you is: Stay safe. Stay at home as much as you possibly can. Wash your hands.
Give yourself the time and space to grieve normalcy.
Be kind to yourself, and others.
Rest when you need to.
Learn to let your fear and anxiety do what they are meant to do – protect you. But refuse to allow them to incapacitate you.
More than anything else though, know that we are all in this together.
And together, we will get through this.
Here are the resources that can help us through these challenging times:
Best resources for trustworthy COVID-19 information:
- World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center
Social Services for Getting the Help You Need:
In addition to checking to see what sort of assistance your bank might be offering, you might also want to look into:
More financial articles that can help:
- Where to Find Financial Support During Coronavirus COVID-19
- 197 Emergency Financial Assistance Resources (National & by Major City)
- Medical Debt Resources: Get Help Affording and Paying for Healthcare
I know that many of you may be concerned about what you should do if you need medical care but don’t want to risk going to see your normal doctor.
I’ve included these resources for you, but make sure to research these service providers thoroughly before spending money on them.
Online Doctors/Telehealth Providers:
If you are needing help with any mental health issues, my posts Feeling Anxious? Quick and Easy Tips for Relief (+ App Recommendations) and Chronic Pain, Depression, and Anxiety? Here’s Where to Get the Mental Health Help You Need would be good places to start.
Other Helpful Articles for Coping:
- It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay
- Coronavirus Support Guide: How To Stay Strong & Navigate This Time Together
- 10 Positive Updates on the COVID-19 Outbreaks From Around the World
I hope that none of you will need to use these resources, but if you do need to, I hope that the ones I’ve listed here can provide you with the help you need.
Stay safe. Wash your hands often. Practice social distancing.
We are going to get through this.