Introducing Safe At Home’s Stressbusters

Stress is the body’s physical, mental, and emotional reaction to any major event that requires an adjustment or response. It’s a normal part of life – but unfortunately is one that is exacerbated during times of crisis, like the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Safe At Home’s program team is excited to share with you a set of Stressbuster suggestions to encourage you to work through and overcome your stress at this difficult time.

View our full stressbuster tip sheet, or check out some of the suggestions below:

  • Explore together! There are many virtual experiences available online to discover.
  • Notice, acknowledge, and honor what has changed for your family.
  • Take the time to grieve what was lost.
  • Check in with other family members and friends. Build your family’s support system despite physical distance.
  • Create new family traditions! Take the opportunity to explore and adopt new routines and rituals as a family.
  • Safety plan as a family. If someone gets sick or needs help, make sure everyone knows who to turn to for help.
  • Respect each other’s boundaries. Everyone needs a little alone time, it’s okay to ask for space for yourself.
  • Have compassion – everyone is doing the best they can!

Looking for more resources? Visit our COVID-19 resources page for more support.

You can also check out NYC Well’s list of digital apps for additional mental health support!