Welcome to the Weekly Well-Being Connection! Each week we will share advice from our clinical experts on ways to care for your mental health and well-being throughout COVID-19.
Our communities and our nation is facing a lot right now. We want to focus this week on sharing the simple message that whatever you are feeling right now is totally understandable! During intense events we all have a range of emotional reactions and these reactions may likely be different than the reactions of those around us. And, that is ok! One of the most important things I have learned is that when the situation around us is abnormal, chaotic, or out of control, any reaction we have is natural and understandable.
The Colorado Spirit team at AllHealth Network’s hope for you today is that you can find time and space to engage with people and practices that are meaningful to you. We encourage you to listen to your own wisdom about what you need in the moment and give yourself exactly that. Please be mindful about how media consumption is impacting you and step away from the news and social media if that helps you (It usually helps most of us!). Allow yourself to rest or be active if that is what you have the urge to do. If you feel like being alone, take that time. If you feel like talking, reach out to supportive others or give us a call at the Colorado Spirit line (720-707-6789).
We are going through a lot, so please be gentle with yourself.
“Ask Wise Mind: Which actions will make it better or worse?” – Marsha Linehan
*Wise mind is a place of inner wisdom that takes into account both emotion and reason.
Here is a quick video of Marsha Linehan talking about Wise Mind.
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For information about other services at AllHealth Network or to get connected with ongoing behavioral health support, please call: 303-730-8858.
AllHealth Network is continuing to provide service via telehealth or by phone and our Crisis Walk-in Center remains open 24/7. To learn more about what other community mental health centers are doing, please visit The Colorado Behavioral Health Council COVID-19 website.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and are in need of immediate assistance, please call the Colorado Crisis Hotline at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255.