A Healthy Alternative on Youth Prevention #FACTS

During this time, staying home is crucial to ensuring our well-being within our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, staying home creates isolation and isolation can be difficult for many. Some ways we cope are more destructive than others. Some examples of destructive behaviors may include drinking or using substances while one is bored, lonely, feeling useless or unworthy. Considering these behaviors, we are here to highlight some key factors and coping mechanisms that should help, not hinder, your time in isolation at home. The article attached identifies coping techniques that are important to have and understand.

Youth prevention is always necessary and valuable to ensure the youth in our community are practicing safe and healthy behaviors. Not only do these coping techniques help youth, but they are influential to adults and the whole family. We are all trying to find ease during this uncertain time while staying safe in the comfort or our own homes.

Although the link lists specific coping skills and has printable worksheets attached, here is a quick list of a coping mechanisms individuals can use to stay healthy and safe during this time.

  • Get enough sleep
  • Get into a good routine
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Exercise
  • Write, draw, paint, and take pictures
  • Play an instrument, sing, or dance
  • Garden
  • Talk a walk (while remembering to social distance)
  • Play a game
  • Clean or organize your environment
  • Read
  • Keep an inspirational quote with you
  • Write a list of goals
  • Write a list of strengths


As always, please continue to stay safe, healthy, and happy! Click the link to this digital resource.

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