COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. For many people, social distancing can make it even more challenging. Learning ways to cope during the pandemic and knowing when to seek help, ensures your mental health needs will be met.

The COVID-19 pandemic has most likely disrupted how you live your daily life. Changes in routines, uncertainty, financial pressures, and social isolation can all lead to a mental health crisis. Information overload, misinformation, and rumors can lead to overwhelming anxiety and feeling like your life is out of your control.

Chicago Behavioral Hospital understands this can be a stressful time. Here are some self-care strategies you can try:

  • Get enough sleep. Go to bed and get up at the same times each day. Keep close to your regular schedule, even if you’re staying home.
  • Physical activity. Regular physical activity and exercise, while following CDC guidelines, can help reduce anxiety and improve mood.
  • Eat healthy. Avoid junk food and eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Relax and recharge. Set aside time for yourself to meditate, read, or work on a hobby.

If your feelings of anxiety and uncertainty prevent you from accomplishing everyday tasks, it may be time to get help. Chicago Behavioral Hospital has the tools and knowledge you need to feel in control. We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment for adolescents, adults, and senior adults.

Chicago behavioral offers no cost mental health assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days week. A licensed mental health professional will recommend treatment based on your individual needs.

We take the health and safety of our patients, staff, and their families very seriously. CDC and local health guidelines have been implemented at our hospital to ensure everyone’s safety.

As an added feature, assessments can also be completed via telehealth. Call to schedule an appointment or for more information: 844-756-8600.