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Self-care for caregivers
Caregivers consistently put the needs of their clients first, especially over the last year during the pandemic.
If you are feeling stressed, you are not alone. Up to 50% of caregivers experience some level of anxiety, and 1 in 5 caregivers are at risk for moderate-to-severe depression.
It’s important to practice self-care, not only for your emotional health but also your physical health.
There are many free and low-cost tools available to help you and your family with anything from day-to-day stresses to challenges like anxiety or depression:
- Ginger is a free smartphone app that gives you immediate, 24/7 access to personalized emotional support and life guidance with a free smartphone app.
- Tools for Calm offers practical tools for relieving stress and finding more calm in your life and work through a 6-week, 6-hour live webinar course.
- Get Help Now provides a list of free services to get the right help for you when you need it.
- Emotional health resources through your healthcare coverage are available if you have coverage through SEIU 775 Benefits Group.
No matter your needs or preferences, get the right emotional health support anytime, anywhere by using Resource Finder. You can find the best fit for you from free personal life help and self-care services.
Videos for Caregivers from Caregivers: Self-Care Tips
Watch these Self-Care videos to get self-care tips from caregivers for work and life, and the emotional health programs that help them the most.
Many organizations across the country also currently offer online resources for additional emotional support. All of these resources are free and accessible to you:
- DRK Beauty Healing (DBH), is giving away free emotional health support to women of color in the U.S.
- Calm app, can help you to reduce stress and improve sleep through easy mindfulness techniques.
- VA Mindfulness Coach app, teaches the practice of mindfulness.
- Stop, Breathe & Think meditation app, teaches you ways to check in with how you are feeling through short activities tuned to your emotions.
- Ten Percent Happier’s Coronavirus Sanity Guide, provides meditations, podcasts, blog posts and talks for practical, simple ways of coping with stress, fear and anxiety.