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We are living in unprecedented times.

The COVID-19 pandemic are taking a toll. Colorado Spirit Crisis Counseling Program is here to help!

Please reach out today.

Older Adults have been especially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Get one-on-one meetings with a Senior Care Specialist. We have support groups and other resources available. We also offer support for community partners and nursing homes.

COVID19 may negatively impact you in different ways. We have support and resources available.

Struggling with substance use? Have a child in need of support? We can help.

How are you impacted by COVID ?

It is normal to experience a wide range of emotions including stress, worry, and sadness. You may feel afraid and worried about your health, finances, loved ones, physical safety & security, and more. Common reactions to stress include:

  • Mood changes (feeling down, anxious, irritable, angry, etc.)
  • Changes in appetite 
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Increased use of substances (such as alcohol and tobacco)
  • Worsening physical or mental health
  • Feeling helpless or confused
  • Isolation or social withdrawal
  • Feelings of grief and loss

Stress Management and Coping

There are many stress management and coping skills that can reduce your stress immediately. Taking care of yourself can make you, your loved ones, and your community stronger.

  • Deep Breathing –Inhale deeply, hold, and slowly exhale.
  • Connect with Others creatively and safely.  
  • Move Your Body – Find safe ways to move your body every day.
  • Limit Media and News Exposure – Turn the TV off at night; balance media by also watching positive/humorous content.
  • Structure Your Day – Build and maintain a routine, esp. for kids.
  • Check-In – Pause and reflect; use 5 words to describe how you are.
  • Find Inspiration – In the face of stress, change, and loss, human beings have an amazing ability to adapt, connect, and survive even the most challenging situations. Reflect on the positive ways you have survived hardship in your past and/or reflect on the positive ways you and others are currently adapting to COVID.
  • Use Whatever Works for You – Gratitude, journaling, art, pets, music, movies, generosity to others, spirituality and/or religion, etc.  

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world. ” – Fred Rogers

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