Stay Sane While Staying at Home

Everybody’s daily life has changed in the last week, and we’re all adjusting. It’s not easy, but here are a few ideas that might help

Talk to your friends

You might be in the house, but you can still hang out. Check in with people and call someone you may not have been in touch with in a while. It’s a great time to catch up!

Focus on the basics

Get enough sleep, eat regularly, shower, get outside and exercise.   

Have fun!  

Play cards, draw, read a book or magazine, write a letter or write a story. The more you keep your mind engaged and creative, the better!

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Don’t obsess about the news

It’s important to stay informed, but too much information is real.  We’re going to need patience to get through this.   Getting worked up about the news won’t help.  Instead, look for things that are fun or relaxing.

Create a daily schedule

With so many unpredictable things going on, a schedule can give you some control of each day.  It can also help you be more productive. Getting stuff done feels good!

Be of service

Helping out feels good! Read to younger siblings or tutor other students online, cook a meal or help with chores. Call family members who might be lonely. Write a letter to folks in hospitals or nursing homes. Donate extra food to a local food bank. There are lots of ways to serve!

Ask for help

If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, ask for help! Contact a Tenacity staff person or another person you trust. Here are some resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-8255
available 24/7, talk or chat online

Crisis Text Line
text HOME to 741741
available 24/7, text only

Samaritans Statewide Helpline 
1-877-870-4673
available 24/7, talk or text

Call 2 Talk
508-532-2255
available 24/7, talk or text