Dealing with Stress

Wellness is more than just physical. If others are relying on you, or if you're just taking care of yourself, you deserve some self-care, too. Life has a lot of stressors and that was before a global pandemic and shelter-in-place order.

If you're feeling anxious, nervous, depressed, or want someone to talk to, you shouldn't hesitate to reach out. Loneliness and feeling isolated can be just as dangerous as any virus if left to itself. 

A lot of people are discovering the convenience of using online tools to connect with friends and family for everything from heart to hearts, to a Happy Hour Wine Party with Linda. Start a Netflix show with a friend, give Grandma a call, discover what everyone is looking at from their home in the Facebook Group "View From My Window" (

Whatever it is, find ways to take care of yourself and engage with your social support system. There are strong arms around you. And if you'd like to talk about it, you can always send me a text at (209) 770-5084 and we can schedule a time to call.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line.

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
  • Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
  • Call 1-866-488-7386, text START to 678-678 or click here to chat with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
  • Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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