Author: Covenant Family Solutions

Derecho
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Free Mental Health Coaching to Iowans Impacted by Derecho

It is known that survivors of natural disasters have a 30 to 40 percent chance of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One thing that can be done to counteract the long-term mental health effects of a disaster is to seek help early and to talk about the experience with professionals that are trained to help.

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Minority Mental Health
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The Minority Fight for Mental Healthcare

When people who have experienced racism seek mental healthcare, they are not only struggling with the fear of being unable to find a provider who can understand their experience, they are also coping with the very real fear of discrimination.

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Healthcare Workers are Helpers
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Helping the Helpers

Healthcare workers need a safe space to talk through their feelings and the toll this pandemic has taken on their mental health. These are the people who have held the hands and hearts of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and their families.

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Daily Tip
Weekly Tip

Tip – April 27

Reading for pleasure can increase our self-esteem, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and reduce stress. Try to set aside some time for reading this weekend!

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Weekly Tip

Tip – April 20

Sometimes family members can be harmful to our mental health, whether they mean to or not. If you are dealing with a toxic family member, be sure to identify what you want out of the relationship. From there you can set boundaries. Most importantly, don’t try to change them. Instead, work on improving in your own goals and adjust and enforce boundaries as needed.

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Weekly Tip

Tip – April 13

If you need a subtle grounding technique to do at work, try playing a categories game in your head. Select a category, like “desserts” and mentally list as many things from that category that you can think of. You can give yourself a time limit or go until you can’t think of anything.

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Tip – February 23

Creative expression is linked to our overall well-being. Whether you identify as a creative person or not — you can exercise your creativity by cooking, drawing, writing, and more. Allow yourself to put your own twist on things.

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