Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a public health crisis that is affecting all of us, especially the most vulnerable members of our communities like people who use drugs; people in recovery; and people without housing. The Chris Atwood Foundation is dedicated to protecting those we serve as we navigate through these stressful and uncertain times together. Here are some resources and self-care tips you may find helpful:

VIRTUAL RECOVERY PROGRAMS:

RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS:

SELF-CARE & DISTRACTION STRATEGIES

Self-care is very important in maintaining one's mental, physical, emotional health. We often forget to take care of ourselves during stressful times and now, more than ever, it is important to remember that your needs are valid and should be made a priority. Self-care involves doing things to take care of your body, mind, and soul in order to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself.

Our feelings can sometimes become too overwhelming and when this happens we need some activities to distract us from our emotions until we are better able to cope. The purpose of distraction activities is to bring down our emotional state so that we will be better equipped to handle a situation. While the purpose of self-care activities and distraction activities differ, many of the suggestions are similar/overlap. 

EXAMPLES OF SELF-CARE

  • Clean

  • Cook or bake

  • Cross something off your to-do list

  • Exercise

  • Go for a walk

  • Listen to music or a podcast

  • Make art

  • Meditate

  • Play a game

  • Read

  • Practice deep breathing

  • Take a nap

  • Take a bath

  • Yoga

EXAMPLES OF DISTRACTION ACTIVITIES

  • Call a friend

  • Create something

  • Describe your surroundings using your five senses

  • Do a puzzle

  • Do something kind for someone else

  • Focus on a single task

  • Listen to music or a podcast

  • Try something new

  • Watch something funny

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