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Coping with Change During COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing life for all of us, from how and when we grocery shop to how we connect with our loved ones. These changes can make many of us feel stressed, lonely or frustrated. You are part of our DaVita family, and we want you to know you are not alone.

Caring for Your Emotional Health

Taking care of your emotional health is just as important as taking care of your body. Amber Pace, a licensed clinical social worker and leader on DaVita’s Social Work and Behavioral Health team, shares tips on caring for your emotional health during COVID-19.


Resources for You and Your Loved Ones


Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

Let’s be honest—it’s a challenging time right now. It’s normal to not feel like yourself. Increased alone time and time away from the larger community can lead to feeling down or lonely. Fortunately, there are things you can do to take care of yourself, such as staying connected and sticking to a routine. Check out these resources for tips.

Social interaction is good for our physical and emotional health.  You can safely connect with others while sheltering in place at home. Talk to your social worker about support groups in your clinic. The Renal Support Network also offers monthly virtual support groups for people living with kidney disease. Learn more about different support groups available for people with kidney disease here.

 

Making Time for Rest

Changes can really throw off our normal routine, including sleep. Getting rest is extremely important for feeling our best when we’re in a time of rapid change. Check out our Tips for Better Sleep.

What to Do if You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Anxiety, stress and fear are all common and natural reactions to uncertainty. We want to help you ease some of these feelings.

Don’t forget to reach out to your loved ones. We are all in this together!

Living As a Family

Adjusting to a new norm at home can be stressful and may create a need for conversations you have never expected. We want to help you explore ways to manage these types of changes.

Coping With Loss

You may be grieving the loss of a loved one. Many are also struggling with the loss of having a normal routine. We are all dealing with different feelings of loss, and that’s OK. Here are some ways to cope with loss and grief.

Your DaVita social worker is here for you, so don’t hesitate to reach out to them. To find support from others in the kidney community, visit the National Kidney Foundation website or call 1-855-653-2273. For immediate help with a mental health crisis, please visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org or call 1-800-273-8255.



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