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City of Dublin

Posted on: October 9, 2020

Protecting Your Mental Health

October is World Mental Health Month. This year has definitely been a year of turmoil throughout the country.  Between COVID-19, civil unrest, and the devastating fires in California, protecting your mental health is more important than ever.

Tips for Maintaining Your Well-Being:

  • Stay connected with friends and family with phone calls and video chats. 
  • Enjoy your hobbies or pick up new ones.
  • Explore without leaving home. Visit https://www.dublin.ca.gov/2182/Virtual-Recreation-Center to see virtual tours of zoos, museums, aquariums, and national parks.
  • Eat healthy. Good nutrition is a key to positive mental health.  Stock up on proteins, fruit, and vegetables.  
  • Get exercise.  Can’t go to the gym?  You can go for a walk or exercise in a park, as long as you maintain a distance of six feet from others.  Don’t forget to bring your mask.  There are also hundreds of exercise videos available online.  Visit www.DublinRecGuide.com to find some online programs.
  • Unplug whenever possible.  Make time for quiet time, relaxation, and meditation. Information overload can lead to distress. 
  • Create routines.  In times of uncertainty, sticking to a routine is an important way to maintain a sense of normalcy. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the following agencies for help, guidance, and support:

Axis Community Health  http://www.axishealth.org/mental_health/m_health.html  

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County https://www.crisissupport.org/ 

California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200

Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley
https://www.ssptv.org 

2-1-1 Eden I & R
http://211alamedacounty.org/2-1-1-alameda-county-resource-finder/  

https://familypaths.org/ 

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/