Mental Health

A Letter from the Mental Health Committee (September 17, 2020)

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Victor Frankl   It is safe to say this New Year feels bittersweet for all of us. More so, perhaps, than at many times before in our lives.   […]

A Letter from the Mental Health Committee (June 12, 2020)

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Victor Frankl Choosing my response this week…again: When we take a step back and look at this year 2020, perhaps we will see, so far, that it is […]

It’s Shavuos and this is still happening? How am I going to do this?

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Victor Frankl It’s Shavuos and this is still happening? How am I going to do this? To do this I have to be willing to Accept the reality that […]

An update from the Mental Health Committee (May 22, 2020)

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl Another Week? More Restrictions? How am I going to do this? Resilience: 1. to be able to re-coil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, […]

A Letter from the Mental Health Committee with Resources (May 15, 2020)

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl As we continue to face daily challenges during this rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we need our mental health to be a focus of our attention. Many things […]

ABC123 – Psychological First Aid Tool – For acute emotional distress related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This memory aid and tool provides techniques to reduce symptoms of acute anxiety and other emotional distress. These individual techniques can be used sequentially or in any order or combination depending on the situation. Medical and non-medical personnel are encouraged to become familiar with using these techniques to help with their own stress and to […]

Brief Psychological Counselling During a Pandemic

This tool is to be used by medical and non-medical personnel to help those in significant distress related to workload, moral distress, loss of life or property.   Key considerations related to psychological first aid during a pandemic: During a pandemic, individuals and the population experiences some degree of increased stress. Fear, anxiety, grief, and […]

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