The Ministry Lab has compiled a list of resources for Talking with Children and Teens about Trauma. It includes surveys to help identify trauma or PTSD in children, teens and adults, tips on talking about big emotions, and mindfulness tools available online or through books.
CDC Recommended Resources for Families
PBS’s ideas for How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus
Mental Health and the Coronavirus
If you or someone you know is experiencing increased anxiety or depression related to the Coronavirus, there is support. The county’s crisis lines continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Adults (18+): 612-596-1223
Children (17 and under): 612-348-2233
Adults (18+): 651-266-7900
Children (17 and under): 651-266-7878
The ELCA’s Disability Ministries looks forward to Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, highlighting disparities between therapist demographics and the populations they serve (86.3% of therapists are white) and they highlight congregations enacting Mental Health Ministry.
Get to know the Mobile Crisis Mental Health Services before there’s a crisis.
MINDFULNESS & MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES TO SHARE WITH YOUR CONGREGATION
Empower youth to deal with stress, specifically due to COVID-19 with EmpowerU.
Mindful Schools shares free LIVE Mindfulness Classes for Kids (geared toward K-5) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 – 10:30am PST. You can learn more about it here and watch their first episode!
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department offers tips on emotional well-being. There are lots of important links in this article!!