Tips for Coping and Self-care

  • Reach out and make contact with others.
  • Talk with friends and loved ones.
  • Recognize and accept your feelings as "normal" responses to extreme circumstances.
  • Express your feelings appropriately; keep a journal to help in the process.
  • Structure your time.
  • Maintain your usual schedule as much as you can.
  • Get extra rest and set aside time to relax.
  • Eat regular balanced meals even if you don't feel hungry.
  • Exercise or participate in some regular physical activity.
  • Delay major decisions or changes in your life.
  • Avoid excessive use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Contact the Counseling Center at 617-573-8226, or a mental health professional, if symptoms persist.