7 Tips To Improve Your Mental Health From Home And Cope With COVID-19

As many of us are increasingly isolated from others and separated from the world outside of our apartments or homes due to the Coronoa Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, our mental health may suffer.  Many are facing growing worry, stress, sadness, and loneliness all due to fears of becoming ill or a loved one becoming ill as well as due to increased isolation, lack of human contact, minimal sunlight or outside exposure, reduced exercise, and financial/economic concerns.  During this time, many individuals may be increasingly struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders (or binge eating and overeating), or substance abuse (especially as alcohol and liquor stores are deemed essential business) as well as increased relational issues such as increased family conflict, marital problems or domestic violence. Although our current circumstances may be challenging and unwanted, this time can also serve as an opportune time to focus on our mental health and well-being through increased self-care and mental hygiene.

 

Below are some tips to improve your mental health from the comfort of your own home, as well as the science behind why these mental health tips work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists are still available to perform services virtually via video technology (teletherapy).  Therapists can help you manage emotions, deal with difficult situations, cope with stressors, mend relationships, set boundaries with toxic individuals, provide education, techniques and tools to cope with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and provide behavioral support to reduce or eliminate unwanted behaviors including, but not limited to, overeating or binge eating, drinking alcohol, using drugs, and other such unwanted behaviors.  To find a provider, simply do an online search by searching for a licensed therapist near me or be more specific such as by searching for a marriage and family therapist near me or Manhattan addiction therapy.  Be sure to do adequate research and ask for a phone consultation to be sure that you find a therapist who is a good fit for you and specializes in the issues you are having trouble with.

 

A bonus tip: continue to practice these healthy habits during your post-Covid-19 life.

 

If you or a loved one are struggling with a mental health issue or addiction related issue, our firm Family Addiction Specialist specializes in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, family conflict and marital problems, and addiction recovery including to alcohol, drugs, sex, pornography, gaming, technology, food, gambling and other such addictive behaviors.  Our team of licensed mental health counselors and therapists and psychiatrist will help guide and support you during this time via teletherapy.  We specialize in providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, family systems theory, and holistic therapy placing special emphasis on mindfulness, nutrition and fitness.  We provide recovery coaching and recovery companionship for a more “hands on” approach.  For those struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, we are also able to provide substance abuse screening virtually through breathalyzer, as well as through urine monitoring or mouth swab monitoring via pick up directly from your doorstep.  Don’t allow Covid-19 to be an excuse to procrastinate or delay help for your mental health issues or substance abuse and addiction related issues.

 

For more information or to inquire about our private concierge therapy services and/or our teletherapy (online therapy/virtual therapy) please contact our undisclosed therapy office location in the Upper East Side of NYC today at (929) 220-2912.

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Lin Sternlicht & Aaron Sternlicht

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