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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Mental Health Services Available to Help Yavapai County Residents Cope with COVID19

Mental Health Services Available to Help Yavapai County Residents Cope with COVID19

Community Health Center of Yavapai (CHCY) wants you to know that help is available if you or someone you know is experiencing mental distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing rules and the state’s stay-at-home orders affect everyone differently; however, many are struggling with similar feelings of loneliness, fear and worry. It’s important to stay connected with family and friends in these times and keep those lines of communication open.

 

If you or someone you know is experiencing syptoms such as heightened anxiety and or depression, please do not hesitate to seek counseling services. Community Health Center of Yavapai offers Behavioral Health Counseling for both children and adults either by telehealth or in-person depending on the client’s circumstances or preferences. Clients do not need to be established with a provider to receive counseling services. CHCY accepts most major insurance, Medicare and AHCCCS, and offers a sliding fee discount program to those who qualify based on income. Individuals who qualify for the sliding fee program pay no more than $5 for their first counseling appointment and no more than $25 for follow-up counseling appointments. In most cases, CHCY can schedule same-day or next day appointments. Please call 928-583-1000 to schedule.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has special recommendations to help people and their loved one’s cope with fear and anxiety caused by the pandemic. Everyone responds to stress differently according to the CDC. Helping others, as well as taking proper care of oneself can help to deal with the stress.

 

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body.
    • Take deep breaths, stretch or medicate.
    • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
    • Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
    • Avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

 

For more information on stress and coping with COVID-19, go to cdc.gov. To learn more about Community Health Center of Yavapai, go to www.CHCY.org.

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