As we all continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, many of us feel pressure to stay home at all costs. And while following proper social distancing guidelines is important, so is taking care of your mental health. Even in the midst of a public health crisis, you should prioritize and highly value your mental well-being.
Today, we’d like to explain exactly why those in need should seek mental health treatment, even during the coronavirus.
Mental Illness Does Not Take a Break
Many things have been put on pause during the coronavirus pandemic. From hair salons to clothing stores, many businesses have temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. And while you can take that cue to be more cautious with leaving the home, it’s important to remember that some things simply can’t wait.
No matter what’s going on in the world around you, if you have a mental illness, then your symptoms will not wait for normal life to resume. In fact, coronavirus may worsen mental illnesses in certain cases due to its stress-inducing and isolating effects. For both of these reasons, you cannot afford to let your mental health fall by the wayside.
Remember, coronavirus is only potentially dangerous. While you have good reason to take precautions, you should remember that you are not infected with the virus, and even in cases of infection, most people recover without much trouble. On the other hand, if you’re living with a mental illness, then you already face some very real issues. And for many people in Florida, the only way to improve their mental health is with evidence-based mental health treatment.
But how do you know that you’ll be safe while receiving mental health care? Well, the more you learn about COVID-19 precautions that mental health treatment centers are taking, the more confident you’ll feel in your safety.
Mental Health Centers Are Fighting COVID-19
At Springbrook Hospital, we have chosen to stay open despite COVID-19 in order to help our local, at-risk communities. And we’re taking every precaution to keep patients and staff safe while continuing to facilitate mental health recovery. Some of these precautions include:
- Monitoring CDC guidelines to ensure total compliance with COVID-19 safety procedures
- Thoroughly disinfecting all communal surfaces at regular intervals
- Screening new patients for coronavirus symptoms
- Working with the local health department to create effective virus prevention throughout the community
Ultimately, there is no way to completely eliminate your risk of infection, even if you stay home as much as possible. But we are still doing everything in our power to lower that risk for our patients and staff, because we believe that mental health care is an essential part of keeping you healthy and safe during these uncertain times.
Would you like to learn more about how we’re keeping patients safe from COVID-19? Click here for a full look at the precautions we’re taking to circumvent the coronavirus pandemic.
Your Mental Health Matters
Mental health affects every facet of your life. From personal relationships to your career, mental health conditions can create serious problems for you. That’s why mental health care remains important, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
With mental health, the solution is almost always to act immediately. Many mental health conditions are progressive, meaning they will only get worse if left untreated. If you have any questions about our mental health programming, call our admissions specialists at (352) 596-4306 or fill out a confidential contact form. We want to help you reclaim your mental well-being and lead a happier, more satisfying life.