The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease, all the changes we have made to keep ourselves and our families healthy, and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Seeing a growing need among their patients and clients, members of the SCC’s Mental Health Committee approached the Board with a vision of casual discussions to educate and support our community during this very challenging time. And with an inability to provide our normal documentary film screenings and bringing in nationally-recognized speakers, this seemed like the best way to implement the SCC’s mission this year.
These videos, the basis for our “Managing the Moments” 2020-2021 theme, are meant to begin a discussion of mental health issues, educate us all on how to promote healthy coping strategies, and encourage us to keep our well-being in the forefront of how we navigate through life’s upheavals. Each video features mental health providers discussing important topics in mental health relevant to the pandemic, stressors of learning and working from home, and concerns of the future. (Though indeed these topics are relevant to all of our lives most of the time!) While not all are directed to all ages, all are appropriate for all ages. Most videos are accompanied by printable tip sheets or presentation slides to help us retain or share the messages. Click the icons to watch each video on our YouTube channel and access the tip sheets associated with them. Each video also appears under the categories on this Resources page for the subjects it addresses.