Sturgeon Bay psychologist Dr. Dennis White says self-care begins with addressing one’s fears and needs before focusing on others, your family, and your job. Dr. White shares advice from Dr. Charles Figley, a renowned expert in disaster-related mental health. You should be satisfied with how you are coping with the stress associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic before turning your attention to others. Dr. White shares a few of Figley’s self-care measures that are easy to practice during this time of uncertainty.
Dr. White adds that you can manage your stress by taking it day-by-day and by reaching out to others about your shared experiences. You can listen to the entire Mental Health Minute by Dr. Dennis White with this story below.