Self-Care

Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others

As a person dedicated to working with those with behavioral health issues, it can be difficult to provide services during this pandemic. We at Community Care, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health, and Allegheny HealthChoices, Inc. (AHCI) realize that it’s equally difficult to provide the necessary care for yourself. That’s why, in recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve partnered to bring you a series of informative webinars titled “Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others” to bring you tips and techniques from Community Care experts aimed at enabling you to practice self-care and avoid burnout during the COVID-19 crisis. These webinars will provide advice on practicing proper sleep hygiene, staying socially connected throughout the pandemic, getting enough exercise, eating healthy, and practicing mindfulness to stay grounded. They are designed to be short (no longer than 30 minutes) and are pre-recorded so that you can watch them at any time. Thank you for continuing to provide necessary care to those who need it most, during the pandemic and year-round.

For more information on COVID-19 resources, visit the Department of Human Services and AHCI.

Webinars

6/10 Compassion and Mindful Self-Care During Stressful Times | Follow-up survey

6/10 Social Connectedness | Follow-up survey

***When the recording was made, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services was incorrectly referred to as the Allegheny County Department of Health Services. We apologize for that error and will correct it in future Wellness recordings**

6/1 Healthy Eating in Stressful Times | Follow-up survey

5/28 A Good Night’s Sleep with Proper Sleep Hygiene | Follow-up survey

5/26 Chair Yoga | Follow-up survey