Seasons Clinic and health care organizations around the world continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are committed to helping you through this difficult time. We are currently not accepting new patients at this time. We do have a new provider joining our clinic who is hoping to start seeing patients as early as December 2020 - January 2021. Please check back with us then if you are interested in scheduling an initial assessment. Dr. Somlyay will continue treating existing patients through telepsychiatry for as long as necessary. Please find some helpful coping strategies for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic below.
Coping with Stress Related to (COVID-19) Coronavirus Outbreak
Daily exposure to news about coronavirus may result in a range of responses. Reactions can be emotional, somatic, and/or behavioral, and can impact mental and physical health. It is important to be aware of your reactions to the outbreak and know strategies to cope with distress.
Coping strategies for COVID-19 include:
- Pay Attention to Your Reactions: It is normal to experience stress, anger, anxiety and fear during a crisis. Being aware of your reactions can help you decide what you need to cope with these feelings
- Be Kind to each other: Remember that COVID-19 doesn’t recognize race, nationality, or ethnicity. Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill. Being compassionate is the best thing we can do for ourselves and our communities
- Take a Break + Relax: There is life outside of the current crisis. Make sure to schedule a break and relax or do things you enjoy such as meditation, listening to music, coloring etc... Different coping strategies work for different people, use what has worked for you in previous times of stress
- Maintain a Healthy Routine: It is important to maintain your regular schedule for sleeping, eating, studying, working, socializing etc... Don't use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to cope with your stress. (This may reduce your body's capacity to heal itself)
- Limit Information: too much information leads to overload and more stress so try to limit your exposure to news and information regarding the virus. Choose a reputable and non-sensational news source such as the CDC or Albany County Public Health.
- Connect with Others: When in distress, you may feel lonely and isolated in what you are going through. You can benefit from connection with others where you can provide and receive support from each other. Talk to your friends and family
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