Feeling stressed by the coronavirus pandemic? Are you having difficulty coping with uncertainties, fast changes, and uncertainty? There are people who can help you to cope with your hardships.
A new service by HMOs – Individual phone sessions with mental health therapists. These therapists will talk to you about your mental hardships and stress and will try to help you, as well as tell you how to cope and adjust to the new situation to allow you to resume your activities as much as possible.
The chats will be set at your convenience throughout the month without you needing to leave the comfort of your own home.
This service consists of up to three phone sessions, 45 minutes max each, and is free of charge.
To receive this service, please contact your HMO (a therapist will contact you within 3 days from the time of your call):
The last few weeks and months naturally and understandably have caused mental stress, including feelings of uncertainty and helplessness. In this situation, we can improve our mental coping, and that of those around us.
Strategies to cope with stress and loss of control
Recommendations how to maintain your mental health during isolation:
Further information about the professional and task-specific telephone support line for medical teams, healthcare system employees and retired employees, and members of their families that cope with COVID-19
Powerful emotional responses are normal reactions to a situation of crisis or significant stress. They usually tend to dissipate after several weeks, during which children and adults resume routine and normal activities. Should those emotional responses persist beyond two weeks or worsen, and significantly impair children or parents' capacity to function, you should consider seeking professional help.