April 7, 2021
April is Stress Awareness Month

During Stress Awareness Month, health care professionals and other clinicians come together to educate the public on the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society. 

At JCS, our experienced mental health professionals provide consultations, therapy, psychiatric services, and group experiences that help people of all ages address life’s stressors and care for their emotional wellbeing. Learn more about our services for emotional & behavioral health

In addition, exactly one year ago, JCS launched The Mental Well – an online community created by young adults for young adults navigating the highs and lows that accompany their 20s and 30s. Encouraging them to “fill their cup with the good stuff,” TMW offers young adults “a community of healing, connection, inspiration, and of course a dash of humor.” Visit The Mental Well.
JCS PROFESSIONALS SHARE THOUGHTS
Checking in with Children During COVID

By Shula Levin, LCSW-C 

Feeling stressed is not something experienced solely by adults; children have myriad responsibilities, pressures, and expectations that induce stress, and this past year, with the additional challenges of COVID, checking in with your child is more important than ever.
Life on the Roller Coaster,
The Tilt-A-Whirl, and the Carousel

By Christine Cronin, LCSW-C 

Now, one year into the pandemic of 2020-2021, it doesn’t feel as much like a roller coaster as it does a Tilt-A-Whirl. How do we slow things down and get off the ride? How do we take back control?
WHAT'S UP AT JCS
Meaningful Conversations: 
Returning to an In-Person World

April 29
12:00 – 1:15 pm via Zoom 

Many of us are feeling unsettled about venturing back to our in-person lives in the community and in the workplace. Join us to talk about those concerns and some strategies for managing re-entry stress
Reducing Stress with New Friends

Are you feeling isolated in our current world of
masks and miles between loved ones? Connecting with others has proven to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.  

The JCS Friendly Caller program offers you the opportunity to spend quality time with a new friend, from the comfort of your home, through the quick dial of a phone.  

The JCS Good Company lunch group is a great space for people 55+ to drop-in for a chat, bring a friend, and make some new ones. 

For more information on these offerings, contact Rozi Rice at rrice@jcsbaltimore.org
or 410-843-7325. 
MORE UPCOMING GROUPS & PROGRAMS
JCS provides a variety of virtual opportunities
  to connect, learn, and share, including: 

  • Care Partner Conversations: When Your Loved One Has Dementia 
  • Care Partner Conversations: When Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s Disease
  • Wellness Conversations: Living with Low Vision  
  • Wellness Conversations: Living with Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Grieving Together: Suicide Loss Survivors 
  • Meaningful Day Activities for Individuals with Disabilities
Jewish Community Services, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, is able to respond in times of crisis thanks to the funding and financial support it receives from The Associated’s Annual Campaign. Now, more than ever, we need your support to continue meeting the growing needs in our community. Please say, “Hineini: Here I am,” by choosing to support those in need through The Associated. Make a donation, make a difference, associated.org/give.