Mayor discusses maintaining mental, physical health while staying at home

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SAN DIEGO — Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Friday outlined the resources available to maintain physical and mental health while staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

“COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our daily lives, decreasing our personal interactions while increasing stress and anxiety. As we’re all taking care of each other, we also need to take care of ourselves,” Faulconer said. “We’re all in this together, so remember that you’re not alone and there are resources to help protect your physical and mental health.”

The San Diego County YMCA has implemented a virtual YMCA where residents can access affordable workout classes, mental health services and childcare. For more information, click here.

“Children and families have always been the heart of our work at the YMCA,” said Baron Herdelin-Doherty, president and CEO of the YMCA of San Diego County. “While we can’t be physically together during this time, San Diegans can visit our Virtual Y at ymcasd.org and get everything they need to stay physically and mentally fit in one place. Most importantly, they can follow the stay-at-home orders and do their part to contribute to the health of our community.”

NAMI San Diego is providing online resources for mental health, including support groups, classes and parenting sessions. For details, click here.

“In these times of high-stress and anxiety, it is just as important as ever to maintain a routine, especially any existing mental health treatment plan,” said Cathryn Nacario, RN, CEO of NAMI San Diego. “I encourage San Diegans to fully utilize the numerous resources available at NAMI for individuals, families and children to stay both mentally and physically fit amid COVID-19.”

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