Coronavirus: Taking Care of your Mental Health

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - There are many issues going on surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

People are worried about their health, about their families and about their jobs.

Many of us are trying to work from home, while at the same time, helping their children with eLearning for school.

In this episode of our Get 2 the Point podcast, we are talking about ways to navigate through all of this with Lisa Tutskey, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Prevea Health.

Tutskey has advice for all of us: know what’s in your control and let go of the rest, plus, allow yourself, and others, a lot of grace.

This podcast is talking about some of the mental health issues people may be experiencing right now because of concern about coronavirus, job loss or financial issues. If you need help immediately, you can dial 2-1-1 from any phone or go online to 211wisconsin-dot-org. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also has a disaster distress line: 800-985-5990. You can find this information on our website

In her upcoming "Get 2 the Point" podcast, Action 2 News anchor Cami Rapson talked with Prevea marriage and family therapist Lisa Tutskey about the loss of control we're all feeling.

"There's lot of things that are outside of our control -- if people get sick, how sick they get, when will this end -- I mean, all of that are things we don't have control over. But what are the things we do have control over and encouraging people to take charge of that. What routines can they create for themselves and their family? What things can they do to stay busy? If you're juggling work and teaching your kids and managing a home, what are the things you can do to take care of yourself when you have time?"

"Get 2 the Point" can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and many other podcast apps.

There will be advice for parents to talk with kids, how to handle information overload, and how this slowdown could actually relieve some stress for families.

It's a great conversation that will be available this week.

Click here for help, or call 211.