These continue to be very trying times for everyone. The uncertainty of what our tomorrows may be like is overwhelming many. We are now in the third wave of the pandemic. We are being strongly encouraged to make personal sacrifices by staying within our family units as much as possible, maintain social distancing, always wearing face masks when we are outside our homes, and to get vaccinated as soon as possible to minimize opportunities for Covid -19 and its variants transmission. We have determined to maintain the shut down of our Sunday Worship Services until such time as it is safe for us to restore them.
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We can all agree these times have been very anxious and unsure. In this section you will find various resources for helping you cope with the effects of Covid -19 as well as some parenting tips for stressful times! Feel free to share these videos and support resources with your family or friends. Thanks for connecting with us online!
Mental Health (Brett Ullman)
Mental Health Resources
Many are expressing worry and anxiety these days, and here are some helps for those in that situation. (From Donna Galloway, MSW, RSW)
Mental Health Tips
- Keep routine in your day (get up at the same time, eat meals at regular times, etc.)
- Get showered and dressed as you normally would (engage in self-care as you normally would)
- Proper sleep (get up and go to bed as you normally would or even get a little more sleep – 7-9hrs) and healthy eating are very important
- Get some fresh air (go for a walk by yourself or with those you live with)
- Talk to at least one person (telephone, face time, etc.) at least once a day
- Only get your information from reliable sources
- Do things you enjoy (that you can do at home – reading, crafts, baking, puzzles, sewing, home projects, cleaning, etc.). These will distract your mind and give you a sense of accomplishment.
- Think of ways to help and support others (example: make cards for family and friends that you cannot visit, etc.)
Anxiety and panic attacks are very real. In case of emergency please dial 911, go to the emergency department of any hospital, or call County Crisis Services at 1-866-995-9933.