MENTAL HEALTH AND SELF-CARE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Promoting Resilience and Readiness 

On a daily basis, the Institute team is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) news and updates. Our goals are two-fold: supporting the physical health and safety of our community and providing ongoing therapeutic support to our client community. We will continue to update you with implemented preventative and educational actions as well as information about how best to access our services (in person or online). 

All of our therapy services for individuals, groups and families are being offered online via Telehealth during the coronavirus crisis.

How You and Your Family Might be Feeling

We know from experience and research that anxiety, depression and stress are features of health epidemics. And, we understand that children and adults who are already experiencing distress may be more vulnerable to an exacerbation of symptoms. Another stressor we’re hearing more about is stigma. As the CDC has emphatically noted, ethnicity is not a risk factor for coronavirus. Yet fear and stigma are hurting many people in our community.

How We Can Help

Please consider us a resource to help children, teens and families build the resiliency tools they need to navigate the variety of stressors right now.  Refer to the resources below for coronavirus updates and tips for building resiliency and managing stress.  

If you’re interested in additional support through therapy for yourself or your family members, contact us at 626-585-8075 ext. 108.   We are offering online therapy via HIPAA compliant, secure online therapy platforms as an option during this time.  Wishing us all good health, good wisdom, and good calm as we journey together.

MELISSA J. JOHNSON, PH.D.

CEO & Founder, Licensed Psychologist

INSTITUTE RESOURCES

Review our Practice Plan during the Coronavirus Health Crisis

6 Tips to Promote Resiliency During the COVID-19 Epidemic

How to Support an Anxious Child

Stress Management: Want to De-Stress? Take a Vacation from your Mind

It Takes Two to Co-regulate

Differences between Anxiety and Normal Worry: Video

Coping Skills for Kids with Anticipatory Anxiety: Video

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Provided by the National Association of School Psychologists And Local and Federal Agencies

Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play,and Out and About

County of Los Angeles Public Health

Resources to Make the Most of Your Time at Home