Tips to help manage stress amid COVID-19

From Local Sources

As of 8 a.m. today, there were no new positve COVID-19 cases reported in Dubois County. The county’s case count remains at 7.

According to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard, the Jasper hospital has submitted a total of 115 tests. Seventy-one had negative results and 37 tests are pending.

The Indiana State Department of Health reports today 568 new cases across the state, bringing the statewide total to 5,507. A total of 173 Hoosiers have died from the virus.

Managing stress during an infectious outbreak is difficult, but you are not alone, according to the Dubois County Health Department.

“Just as it is important to take care of our physical health, it also continues to be important to remember to take care of ourselves mentally as well,” a health department news release states. “Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress will make your community stronger.”

The Dubois County Health Department reminds residents that there are resources and help available.

The Dubois County Mental Health Committee Community Support Team wants to continue to share some tips to help manage your stress and anxiety in this time of uncertainty.

Three basic tips to assist you at this time are:

• Control what you can.

• Limit your exposure to the media and get information from reputable sources. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media.

• Practice self care and positive coping.

If you are in need of additional support, contacting one of the 24/7 help lines: the Memorial Hospital Mental Health Help Line at 812-827-6222, or the LifeSpring Health System Crisis Line at 812-482-4020.

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