• The pandemic may feel like it is over, but for most people, we are just beginning to feel the long-term financial, physical and emotional tolls that the past few years have taken on all of us!

    Below, you will find some tips and resources to help you stay safe and sane as we begin to find and navigate through this new "normal"!

  • Helpful Tips to Stay Safe During the Pandemic

    Wear your mask and wash your hands!

    Stay active:

    Adequate sleep:

    • According to The National Institutes of Health (NIH): “Immune system activation alters sleep, and sleep in turn affects the innate and adaptive arm of our body's defense system.”

    Diet and nutrition:

    • Avoid “emotional eating” due to stress.
    • Try to eat more dark, leafy greens, oranges, and tomatoes—even fresh herbs—as they are loaded with vitamins, fiber, and minerals.
    • Eat more whole nutritious foods instead of processed snacks or fast food.


    Healthcare maintenance:

    • Be sure to take any prescribed medications as directed by your health care provider.
    • Chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and many others should be kept in check with your healthcare provider, as they may increase your risk of getting sick.
    • Reach out to your doctor with any medical concerns.
      • Telehealth appointments are available to discuss any health concerns related and/or unrelated to COVID-19.
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  • Cope with stress and anxiety:

    • Positively cope with stress and anxiety.
      • Exercise
      • Meditation
      • Reading
      • Talk to a mental health professional

    Stay connected:

    • Talk with loved ones while in isolation.
    • Utilize technology and apps (many free) that can help you stay in touch with those you love.

  • If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis,

    please call 988, visit your nearest emergency room, or call PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624.

    If you are not in crisis, but are still struggling to manage your mental health, please take advantage of any of these apps, websites, and call centers to receive support!

  • Email: akortenhaus@monmouthregional.net

    Phone: (732) 542-1170 x.1157

    Fax: (732) 542-5815

    Room #: 402