Quarantining yourself at home can play an important role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. But this doesn’t mean that it’s easy.
My name is Josh. I normally make videos on ways to save, make money, and all things related to your finances. But with all of the talk about stimulus and bills being passed in congress there’s one thing that I have neglected and that’s your mental health during this time.
If you are quarantined or self-isolating, you may be feeling alone right now — but know that you are not alone. Any stress or anxiety you may be experiencing is perfectly normal. It’s difficult to avoid feeling down at a time like this, but try to focus on ways you can stay connected, both with yourself and others.
As schools close, many people are working from home, commencement ceremonies have been cancelled, and other social events have been cancelled, the prospect of being confined to your home because of quarantine can be daunting. Even if you are home with other family members, the sense of isolation and cabin fever can be powerful.
Though you may be in your room or your home away from loved ones right now, Check in with your loved ones often.
Picking up the phone. Call, text or email your friends and family members. Hear what’s going on in their lives and if you want to talk about the news, a fresh perspective could help.
Check on the elderly and your friends and family that live alone.
Older adults and people with disabilities are at increased risk for having mental health concerns, such as depression.
You can use free apps like Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, Facebook Messenger or another platform to connect with your family and friends.