Practicing Safe Social: Social Media and Your Mental Health
It is not a surprise that since the pandemic the use of social media has risen dramatically. Since we are not able to connect with many of our family or friends in-person because of physical distancing, social media has become an important tool to keep the lines of communication open. However, social media has also been shown to have a negative impact on our mental health, therefore it is important to manage our consumption. Go to the Canadian Mental Health Association - York and Simcoe website for tips and tricks to help you develop a more positive relationship with social media.
How to Finetune Your Sleep Habits During COVID-19
It is normal to experience stress, anxiety, fear and even depression as a result of the pandemic. It is possible that your sleep may also have been disrupted. Sleep experts are advising to pay particular attention to your sleep habits and needs during this period of uncertainty. Go to the Sleep On It website for steps that you can take to protect your sleep and minimize your risk of developing chronic insomnia.
How to Manage Anxiety Around Mask Wearing
In Ontario, non-medical face masks are mandatory in public indoor spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge in an effort to slow the community spread of the COVID-19. Some people feel anxious about wearing a mask or experience anxiety when donning a mask. Go to the Morneau Shepell's Work, Health, Life website to learn about common mask anxieties and what you can do to manage them (if prompted to log in please enter University of Windsor).
AbilitiCBT by Morneau Shepell
AbilitiCBT is an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program that you can access from any device, any time. The program is free for the residents of Ontario. To learn about what the program offers, please visit the AbilitiCBT website.