Coping With Anxiety
You are not alone
During these uncertain times, it is normal to feel stressed, anxious and even depressed. However, if you are having thoughts of suicide, feel hopeless or like you can’t cope right now, help is available. Even though the Hawthorn Walk-In Center is currently closed to the public, staff are still available to help you through these difficult times. Please call 503-291-9111 (24/7) to speak with a counselor who can provide support and help you manage your feelings. We can get through this together. Please remember that you are not alone.
Tips for reducing anxiety
- Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others using technology. Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships.
- Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking as much as possible.
Report abuse and neglect
Vulnerable adults in our community with mental health disorders, substance use disorders and/or developmental disabilities remain at risk for abuse and neglect during the COVID-19 pandemic. As contact with others decreases due to social distancing measures, abuse may not be as readily apparent but could still be occurring. Please remain vigilant and report any suspected cases of abuse. Washington County continues to provide abuse investigation and intervention.
Reports can be made to:
- Behavioral Health at 503-846-4505
- Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities at 503-846-3150.
Resources for victims and survivors of domestic violence
We are being told to stay home for health and safety reasons. However, for victims or survivors of domestic violence, home might not feel like the safest place. We have resources available in English and Spanish. If you need this information in another language, please email us.