How to cope in this unprecedented time

What are some things you can do to stay strong during this unprecedented time? Experts weigh in. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Between frequent mass shootings, civil unrest and a worldwide pandemic, our mental health has been strained. So what are some things you can do to stay strong during this unprecedented time? Experts weigh in.

First, Dr. Michelle Roley-Roberts, a Psychologist at CHI Health says put the phone down.

“Limiting social media and news viewing is going to be one of the best things that we can do to take care of ourselves,” Roley-Roberts said. “I’m not saying cut it out completely, but spending hours upon hours every single day connected does increase your stress level.”

It’s also important to take care of yourself and focus on you. Dr. Stacy Waldron, a Psychologist with Bryan Health, said getting a good nights rest and daily exercise is just a start.

“Figuring out what you can control and what you’re able to understand that you can handle,” Waldron said.

But most importantly, it’s crucial to be hopeful rather than hopeless.

Both Roley-Roberts and Waldron agree, as the weather gets warmer and vaccine continue to be distrusted, a brighter future is ahead.

There are several resources right here in Lincoln, both Bryan Health and CHI Health are ready to help you.

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