Resources for Supporting Emotional + Spiritual Wellness

SO MUCH has changed in just a few short weeks. And in this time of rapid change and uncertainty, we experience the effects everywhere -- in our bodies, in our minds, and in our spirits. 


Here, we offer a curated list of resources you can explore to help you understand and cope with the changes you might be seeing in yourself and others. Check back often -- new resources will be added as they become available.

Greater Good Magazine

Follow this link to Greater Good's Guide to Well-being During Coronavirus.


There, individuals, parents, educators, and health care professionals can find an array of resources everyone can use to help cope, reduce anxiety and stress, and continue to build connections during our current situation. 


Greater Good's mission is to share scientific research to promote a happier, more compassionate society. They are committed to bringing you stories, tips, and tools for these uncertain times in our global community.

Self-Care & Resiliency

Maintaining hope is an essential part of coping with troubling times. It's important to recognize that the discomfort we are feeling is grief and to look for support when we need it.


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Stressed Out?

For an excellent resource on various types of stress and how to cope, head to safegatherings.com/stressed-out/


Prayers During a Pandemic

For prayers and reflections from a variety of denominations and traditions, click this link from jesuitresource.org.


Songs of Support

To hear a beautiful virtual rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" performed by 300 people from 15 countries, click this link from YouTube.


Support for Parents + Kids

For a wealth of resources to support parents as they support their kids, click this link from childmind.org.


Online Courses

Freedom from Worry - and e-course from The Upper Room

If you're feeling overwhelmed with life and the current reality, check out this online course from The Upper Room.

In it, you'll find daily scripture readings, reflections, and mindfulness guides following a 28-day pattern of prayer that will help you reduce anxiety and develop a practice of prayer and trust.



Local NAMI Online Support Groups

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers FREE online support group meetings for individuals over the age of 18 who have a loved one (children, adolescents, or adults) experiencing emotional and spiritual health challenges or are challenged with mental health issues. Participants can talk frankly about their struggles and help one another through their learned wisdom and experience. 


These FAMILY SUPPORT meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI members who also have a close family member with a mental health challenge. They are NOT therapy sessions -- those with mental health challenges may benefit from CONNECTIONS support group meetings, which are separate meetings, and are also facilitated by trained NAMI peer members.


Not familiar with NAMI support groups?

For Family Support group information: click here

For Connection group information: click here


Registration (Required)

For Family Support Meetings (Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.): follow this link

For Connections Support Meetings (Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.): follow this link


Note:

  • Weekly registration is REQUIRED and closes 30 minutes before each meeting starts.
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
  • When you enter the meeting, you will be in a virtual waiting room until you are approved and allowed to enter the meeting by the group facilitator.
  • Each meeting will open 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start to allow chatting and approvals by the group facilitator
  • The meetings are held on the Zoom platform, however you do NOT need to download Zoom to participate in the group meetings. You will be sent a link to register but after that you can join via the internet or even just call a number on your phone (if using a landline, there may be a small fee).