No matter our circumstances, COVID-19 has introduced uncertainty into our lives.
To help address these unprecedented challenges from a mental health perspective, The Jewish Board is offering a virtual Community Connections series – free, online sessions where anyone can hear from our staff experts and have an opportunity to ask questions before, during, and after the session.
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There are many ways to take care of yourself during times of uncertainty – and spiritual care is a valuable resource. Discover the tools from our spiritual worlds that can be used during this time of crisis and uncertainty. This is an ongoing series. Learn more.
Have recent events left you reeling? We have tips on managing anxiety during coronavirus and how to deal with unexpected disruptions in the lives of you and your loved ones. Learn more.
No matter your role, you probably feel concern anxiety over how the children in your life are experiencing the stressors of the pandemic. It’s important to equip children with knowledge on how to deal with stressful situations without scaring them, communicate without overwhelming them, and to establish normalcy in otherwise unsure times without dismissing their concerns. Learn more.
There are many ways to cope positively with uncertainty, and it is most important for individuals to learn about strategies and determine what works for them. Learn some tools for managing anxiety – including when to seek more help. Learn more.
Naming and validating your experiences, learning ways to understand the losses you are experiencing, and identifying ways to respond and ways to cope while supporting others are ways to respond to change and loss. In supporting one another to navigate times of uncertainty, and identifying ways to care for ourselves and our community, we can find it easier to cope with and accept our losses. Learn more.
It is important to let teens know that, no matter their current situation, they have the power to make a difference in their home, community, and even the world. Through donations and direct action, teens can be the change they want to see around them: even without even having to leave the couch! Learn more.
Teens, who are already dealing with the stress that comes with being a teenager, now find their lives in complete upheaval due to COVID-19. It can be a challenge to check in with teens who you typically engage as teachers, counselors, babysitters, big brothers/sisters, and other forms of role models, providing the support they need. Learn more.
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