Tips from a Peer: How To Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health and well-being of all of us — with job losses, school closures, health concerns and separation from our loved ones. For someone living with a mental illness, times of crisis can feel even more overwhelming. Join Integral Care Peer Support Specialist Deborah Rosales-Elkins as she shares her approaches to self-care and offers tips for maintaining our mental health during this very difficult time. This community conversation will also provide an opportunity for audience members to share their own self-care insights.

Mind Matters at Home, presented by Ascension Seton, brings mental health experts and advocates straight into your home to share valuable information and tools for deepening our community’s understanding and managing of mental health during the challenging situation caused by the coronavirus.


Deborah Rosales-Elkins

Peer Support, Integral Care

Deborah Rosales-Elkins joined Integral Care Mood Treatment specialty clinic as a Peer Support in 2018. She worked for NAMI Texas in 2016 as a Hogg Foundation Peer Policy Fellow, the focus of her position was to have the opportunity to learn the legislative process to move Mental Health Policy forward in Texas. Prior to joining NAMI Texas Deborah worked as a Mental Health advocate at Texans Care For Children, a Program Coordinator and Trainer for the Children’s Mental Health Partnership, a Clinic Manager and Staff Development Trainer, a consultant trainer for the Center for Health Training and the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She has a BS in Human Services and an MA in Human Development from the University of Saint Mary’s at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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