These resources for families in King County and Washington State can help keep your family safe and well.
Download the ‘Keeping Your Family Safe During COVID-19’ critical resources packet.
Español: Manteniendo A Su Familia Segura Durante COVID-19
Tiếng Việt: Giữ An Toàn Cho Gia Đình Quý Vị Trong Đại Dịch COVID-19
People are feeling a lot of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health concerns, including thoughts of wanting to hurt or kill yourself, continue to be a challenge during the current public health crisis. The stress of new health risks, lost work, and many other uncertainties may increase chances of having suicidal thoughts.
Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19:
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention resources:
Downloadable Mental Health & Suicide Prevention information page.
Safely & securely storing medicines, firearms, and other dangerous items is an effective way to keep you & your family safe.
Why safe storage?
If families need help or resources practicing safe firearm storage at home:
Downloadable Safely Storing Medications & Firearms information page.
COVID-19 may mean that people are isolated in homes that may not be safe. We want people to know they are NOT alone during this pandemic.
Helpful tips if someone is in a crisis:
Downloadable Preventing Violence in the Home information page.
The outbreak of the coronavirus may be stressful for parents. Fear and anxiety about the pandemic and stress related to social distancing restrictions can cause strong emotions in children and adults. Children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events.
Downloadable Helping Families Cope with Stress information page.
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Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Source: UW Medicine Newsroom