Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition, and the holidays increase depression, anxiety, and other mental stressors.
This year, because of COVID-19 and the inequalities it has exacerbated, adults are reporting considerably higher mental stress. According to the CDC, “younger adults, racial/ethnic minorities, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately worse mental health outcomes, increased substance use, and elevated suicidal ideation.”
The degree and types of suffering is immense, and we may not understand its full ramifications for years. But what can we do today to help ease our anguish and the stress of those around us? Particularly as people of faith, how do we hold to hope and not despair?
The four-part Church Leader webinar series hosted by Rev. Justin Coleman begins Tuesday, December 1, and runs through Thursday, December 10, 2020 (12 PM PST and 10 AM HST; December 2 – 11, 8 AM ChST):
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 – 2:00 PM CT
The Effects of Prolonged Stress: Taking Care of Yourself
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 – 2:00 PM CT
Relationships in a Pandemic: Building Resiliency During Unique Challenges
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 – 2:00 PM CT
Compassion Fatigue: Helping the Helpers
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 – 2:00 PM CT
Pandemic as Moral Injury: How Do We React to Global Suffering?
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