Take slow breaths, hydrate, eat nourishing food, create relaxing bedtime routines, take brief walks every hour, create daily or weekly exercise routines that work for you, gather with family or friends, talk with a therapist, faith leader, or trusted confidant.
Ongoing community care:
Check in on neighbors, create neighborhood gatherings, share potluck meals, create storytelling events to share with one another perspectives about what's happened and what's helping you cope, exercise together, create times to be quiet or honoring together, and create times to celebrate together, share in group art or music or somatic therapies.
Community Wellness Team
Phone number: 805-354-2750
For additional care resources contact the Community Wellness Team with the phone number above or a specific member organization (below). Or, contact your local faith leader or your local therapeutic practitioner.
Community Wellness Team Members
Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness (Lead)
Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth (Co-Lead)
American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Hospice of Santa Barbara
Jewish Family Service of Greater Santa Barbara
Mental Wellness Center
National Association of Voluntary Organizations (VOAD)
Santa Barbara County Psychological Association
Santa Barbara Response Network
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Sheriff Department Behavioral Sciences Unit