let’s talk about managing anxiety about severe weather

I’m back and preparing for hurricane Irma. My home in Central Florida is currently predicted to be in the almost direct path, which is extremely nerve-wracking.

We all know there is nothing we can do when a storm is on it’s way. What we CAN do is take care of ourselves before, during, and after. With that being said, I’m taking a few minutes to throw a list of resources together to help Florida (and anyone else in the path of Irma) get through the storm with their mental health intact.

All of the below articles essentially have the same message of: prepare, talk, maintain a schedule as best you can, do something positive in the aftermath, and stay away from social media and limit your consumption of media to 1 or 2 sources.

If you’re in Florida, it’s getting too late to gather all of these supplies, but having a list can assist others and will help you organize yourself.

prep

*FOR THE LOVE OF GOD take your pets with you if you evacuate*

cope

click here for the full article and tips

kids

more tips for coping and tips for talking to children

anx

the above is taken from this article and is my personal favorite

When prepping for a natural disaster, you should make sure your medications are stocked up for at least 2 weeks, anyway. Take care to especially have enough anxiety medication if your symptoms are exaggerated by the situation.

We’ll get through it and come back stronger, Florida!

irma

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One thought on “let’s talk about managing anxiety about severe weather

  1. Kaitlyn, thanks for taking the time to put such a concise, helpful, posting. I truly hope your followers and those who are in harms way see this and use it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends as you fact this. Your pets too!

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