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Becoming Healing-Centered: Individuals

After learning about PACEs Science, most people ask, “What can I do?” The good news is that there are so many steps that we can take to become healing-centered! Action may involve engaging at individual, organizational, community, or policy levels.

Stress Busters: Mental Healthcare

Mental Healthcare

Talking to family and friends, minimizing upsetting media content, and making a plan for what to do during stressful and overwhelming times can reduce stress. Mental and behavioral healthcare can help build skills and capacities for resilience in the context of a safe, supportive, and trusting clinical relationship. 

Resources and support are available if you want them. 

  • Talk with your family or friends about how everyone is feeling. 
  • Minimize news or other media content that feels upsetting. 
  • Make a plan for what to do when you get stressed, angry, or overwhelmed. 
  • Reach out for support. 


Source: California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief during COVID-19