Supportive Practices for Mental Health Professionals During Pandemic-Related Social Distancing   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "Social distancing is the deliberate increasing of physical space between people to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious illness. It is a strategy sometimes recommended by public health officials during pandemics. For mental health professionals, the challenges that accompany social distancing can place significant roadblocks to daily work. Some agencies and organizations may struggle to continue to provide critical services while also protecting employees' health. [...] However, there are strategies available for mental health professionals to address the stress of isolation. During periods of social distancing, it is important to re-establish and develop balance and connection under a new set of circumstances. When facing challenges -- particularly ones related to a pandemic, such as stress, illness, or trauma -- balance can help restore feelings of control, and connection can counter feelings of loneliness."

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