Mental Wellness Resources During COVID-19 Closure

Check in with your children. Children need reassurance from grown-ups during periods of high stress and anxiety. Check out this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Don’t minimize the power of routines. As we adapt to new ways of living during the temporary quarantine, assess, adapt and/or test a routine that fosters strong mental wellness.

Have you laughed today? Whether it’s a funny joke or image, according to the Mayo Clinic, laughing stimulates organs, activates and relieves the stress response, and reduces tension.

Fight stress. The American Heart Association recommends these 10 healthy behaviors that you can adopt to combat stress.

Practice Both/And Statements. Our YMCA is *both* grateful for the outpouring of support and generosity of the community and missing all the moments for connectivity. What are your Both/And statements for the coronavirus?