Emotional Support for Coping with Crises

Here is a collection of resources we've received from others that you may find helpful during this time.


Guidance for talking with people during this pandemic; talking with people in crisis

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief by Scott Berinato, Harvard Business Review
This is a helpful article providing insight on why it’s important to acknowledge the grief we may be feeling, how to manage it, and even how to find meaning in it.

Strategies for Working from Home During COVID-19, including strategies for those who have kids at home

These resources provided by Traci Smith, ordained minister and blogger:

COVID-19 Disciplines as Spiritual Practicea timely blog post by psychologist Arden Mahlbert, member of Community of Hope UCC in Madison
The COVID-19 situation calls for both active and passive roles. For most of us, our role is passive. It is important that we abstain from doing certain things, like encroaching on another’s six-foot safety zone. Even further is following stay-at-home orders. We also have had to master the discipline of control of what we touch with our hands and the practice of effective hand cleansing. This is what love of neighbor and love of self look like right now. Since these are difficult disciplines, we can be tempted to just want to get through them so our lives can return to normal. But what if we could emerge transformed instead of just returning to normal?
Approaching these practices as a moral and spiritual disciplines can help. In many spiritual practices, abstaining from one thing opens other doors. Read this blog post and other covid-19 posts by psychologist Arden Mahlbert, member of Community of Hope UCC in Madison.

Preparing for “Safer at Home” guide from Wisconsin Council of Churches

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