Learning about and using healthy coping skills to overcome daily challenges in your life is an important step to maintaining good mental health. It’s these same skills that will help you cope better during emergencies.
Here are some basic steps you can follow for emotional wellness:
Strong support networks are essential in life, but especially important during emergencies and disasters. Take time to build and maintain strong support networks in your life.
Taking good care of yourself physically can help you cope well emotionally.
When you have no control over a stressful situation, you still have control over how you understand and respond to it. Having a plan can help you stay calm and feel more in control. This can help you make better choices during a disaster or emergency.
Here is a checklist to help prepare your family:
Current as of: October 19, 2021
Author: Mental Health Promotion & Illness Prevention, Alberta Health Services
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