Allay Psychological Services
Quarantine Survival Kit
Life in quarantine can be stressful. Yet, black and brown communities are disproportionately affected by
COVID-19.  This includes increased vulnerability due to interpersonal and systemic discrimination, barriers to
healthcare access, inadequate housing, ungainful employment, and limited resources.  Consequently, persons of color can experience disparate levels of stress, physical illness, and other threats to collective wellbeing. In addition to the history of complex trauma often found in communities of color, life during a global pandemic can add yet another layer of trauma that can negatively impact our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
This Quarantine Survival Kit can assist our communities to increase adequate self-care practices and promote
a greater sense of health, wellbeing, and the ability to thrive during these uncertain times.
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Physical Activity Recommendations
Sleep Hygiene Recommendations
COVID-19 Preventative Practices