Strategies & Resources for Coping with the Pandemic

Jane Clinton delivers flyers on Gate 6 1/2 | photo and post by Larry Clinton

In an effort to reach every resident in Sausalito and the floating homes community during our shelter in place, the City has created door hangers to be delivered to every residence. The door hangers have important information about accessing basic needs such as food and medications as well as hot line numbers including domestic violence and suicide prevention.

Emergency Services Chair Flo Hoylman distributed them to volunteers on every dock for delivery  to all occupied homes. In case yours went missing, or if you’d like to share it with someone else, here’s the text, which you can copy and paste into a word processing document:

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely, or frustrated in these circumstances. You’re not alone.
Here are some strategies for managing stress:

  • Be mindful of your intake of information from news sources about the virus and consider taking breaks from it
  • Maintain supportive relationships with friends and family via phone, text, or internet
  • Treat your body kindly: eat healthy foods, avoid excessive alcohol, and exercise as you are able
  • Call your healthcare provider if your anxiety interferes with your daily activities

The reverse side of the flyer cpntains a resource guide of local, state, and national organizations that are helping to support our well-being during this difficult time:
Questions about COVID-19 Marin HHS COVID-19 Information Line: 415-473-7191
Emotional Support California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415
Friendship Line for Seniors: 1-888-670-1360
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
Mental Health Marin County Access Team: 1-888-818-1115
National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Linea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
Senior Services Groceries and Medicine Delivery for Seniors: 415-332-3325
Food Services from Whistlestop: 415-456-9062
Grocery and Medical Rides from CarePool: 415-454-0927
Marin County Senior Info and Referral: 415-457-INFO
Food, Financial, and Medical Assistance Essential Community Services in Marin: 211
Public Assistance Call Center: 1-877-410-8817
Substance Abuse Marin County Access Team: 1-888-818-1115
National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
Abuse and Neglect Center for Domestic Peace: 415-924-6616
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Adult Protective Services: 415-473-2774
Children and Family Services: 415-473-7153

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