Being a grandparent is filled with the responsibility of providing for family and the joys of grandchildren. Unfortunately, during this time we may find ourselves separated from our families while still working, shopping for, and supporting our families.
COVID-19 & Grandparents
As grandparents we may be experiencing stress, anxiety, or grief during this pandemic. We may be struggling with how to deal with it all and feel like we're the only one's who our children and grandchildren can count on. We may be experiencing job losses, illness within our families, and the stress of ensuring our grandchildren don't fall behind in school. Below are some resources that may be helpful in navigating these challenging situations.
It's likely that we are all feeling the stress of the pandemic. But, being able to put a finger on exactly what you are experiencing can be helpful. Mental Health America provides a variety of self-assessments that can help pin-point what you are experiencing. The results are meant to help guide you to better self-care and are not a diagnostic tool.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
It can be hard to take the time for ourselves, but taking care of ourselves ensures that we can be there for our own families. Below are a just a few apps or websites that you can use for self-care. Each is evidence-based and free.
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Use the following supports to find someone to talk to, locate a food pantry, fight loneliness, or connect with other services to meet your needs.