Forbes: Wellness strategies for winter power outages

UC psychiatrist weighs in on ways to deal with power outages during frigid temperatures

Millions of Americans are living without power in their homes during frigid temperatures this week. Road conditions are icy in many areas, making drives to hotels, family or friends in less impacted regions potentially hazardous. If you’re living without electric light, power or heat for extended periods, what can you do to keep yourself and your household safe, warm and sane?

One way is by making sure you are meeting meeting family needs, says a University of Cincinnati expert.

“Finding creative solutions when things become stressful is one of the best things that can be done for children for their mental health,” says Shana Feibel, DO, assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, a UC Health physician and psychiatrist at the Lindner Center of HOPE. “Childhood imaginations are vibrant and strong, so when you try to make a game out of things, their innate sense of fun and wonder will come alive.”

Read the full Forbes article.

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