When you have peace in yourself and accept, then you are calm enough to do something, but if you are carried by despair, there is no hope.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

 

We are in uncertain times right now.  The Coronavirus has caused leaders to make difficult decisions that impact each of us in some way.  Schools and business are closed in many parts of the country and there are daily reports of growing numbers of people diagnosed with COVID-19.  You probably have many questions weighing on your mind.  When will this end?  Will I have the resources I need to take care of my family?  When will I be able to return to work?  What happens if I get sick?  What if I run out of things to watch on Netflix?

Not having the answers to questions can cause some people to feel more anxious than normal.  In addition to feeling apprehension, symptoms of anxiety also include restlessness, frustration, inability to concentrate, body aches, and trouble sleeping.  Sometimes, gaining more information can help ease these feelings and promote a sense of peace. As they say, knowledge is power!

Unfortunately, we are also in an era of misinformation and it can be difficult to know where to turn to receive trustworthy information.  We have compiled a list of resources that you may find helpful in your search for information about this pandemic.

About the virus and the response:

About economic and community resources:z

For mental health resources:

For helping children and families:

For activity ideas:

 

We at CCEI are wishing you all the best during this difficult time.  Be well.