Behavioral Health

Self Care During COVID-19

During the pandemic and these times of isolation, it is more important than ever to pay attention to mental health and provide ourselves with proper care.

Looking After Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

Fear. Financial loss. Home-schooling children. Lack of physical contact with friends and family. Feeling overwhelmed. Whatever the specific reason might be, the COVID-19 public health crisis has put a strain on the mental health of many.

During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system.  Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. Dealing with a traumatic event such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very normal to have a difficult time relieving stress, finding a new norm and learning how to feel safe.

Here are some tips to help you look after your mental health during the pandemic.

Limit Your Media or News Time
Limit Your Social Media Time
Create a New Schedule
Find Activities that Bring You Joy, Hope & Strength
Purposeful Movement & Exercise

From Our Staff - Articles, Blogs, Podcasts & Videos

Apr 27, 2021

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This might sound silly but having fun can be hard, especially when you are learning how to re-socialize after a year of practical isolation. It can be exciting because you are eager to spend time with people.

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Apr 15, 2020

Lisa Coates Featured on "Face of Connecticut"

Lisa Coates, LCSW, operations manager of the Bristol Health Counseling Center, was the featured guest on this Sunday's WTIC Face Connecticut public affairs program. Listen to her interview here.

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Mar 31, 2020

HEALTHY LIVING: Make emotional health a priority during these trying times

During times of increased stress, we have to consider our emotional immune system. Our emotions play a significant role in how our body responds to stressful situations. To care for our family members and all those in our lives, we have to take care of ourselves as well.

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Mar 18, 2020

ESPN: How to make mental health a priority during the coronavirus pandemic

ESPN spoke with Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, the system director of behavioral health for Bristol Health, about how to manage and respond to the anxiety and stress that come with these rare times.

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Socially Responsible Social Contact Is Important

Social distancing does not mean social isolation. In order to combat the spread of COVID-19, it is important to follow all precautions, including social distancing. However, that doesn't mean that we have to be alone. We all still need support, interaction and friendship. Grab the phone facetime, go to teh copmuter for a video call or just simply talk. The contact with others will not only help you stay and feel connected but will also help the person or persons on the other end of the line. 

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