Weekly Wrap-Up
December 4, 2020

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What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide
A Parent's Guide to Helping a Child in Distress
What do you do when you're worried that a child might be feeling suicidal? First and foremost, it's important that you talk to him about your concerns in a calm, non-accusatory manner. Sometimes when parents are very worried, they end up saying, "Don't think this way," or "You shouldn't feel that way," and they come across not as loving and caring, as intended, but as critical. Children respond negatively to that. So you really need to be as calm and non-accusatory as you can when talking to them.

The Holistic Picture: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Mental and Physical Wellness During the Pandemic
The author emphasises on the need for entrepreneurs to invest in a fitness regime with a holistic mind, body and soul approach for all-rounded wellbeing of the individual as well as the organisation.
With COVID-19 completely reshaping the world around us, there is a lot of interest in how organisations deal with the disruption. Business leaders field frequent questions about the measures they feel are needed to ensure business continuity and counter the pandemic's impact. An honest answer would be: we do not have the first clue.

As Stay-At-Home Restrictions Rise, Here Are Ways to Cope
As the surge of coronavirus cases continues to pass milestone after milestone across the country, some jurisdictions are enacting strict restrictions reminiscent of those instituted in the spring. Staying home as much as possible is a necessary evil to stop the wave of contagion. But there is one faint silver lining: We've done it before. That means we know what's coming, and how better to cope with it. Here are some top tips for an at-home life - covering wellness, parenting, home management and entertainment - with even more advice in the links below them. We hope these pointers, gathered from more than nine months of coronavirus coverage, will prove handy as you navigate shutdowns in your region, or prepare for the possibility of doing so.

Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19
These are unprecedented times. We need to work extra hard to manage our emotions well. Expect to have a lot of mixed feelings. Naturally we feel anxiety, and maybe waves of panic, particularly when seeing new headlines. An article by stress scientist and Vice Chair of Adult Psychology Elissa Epel, PhD, outlines the psychology behind the COVID-19 panic response and how we can try to make the best of this situation.

Virtual Event

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central Time (10:30 a.m. Pacific)
The Pandemic and Social Isolation: Considerations to Support LGBT Older Adults
As we head into winter, the current climate poses increased risks for social isolation for vulnerable populations. Join Brown School alumna Sherrill Wayland (MSW '08) for a discussion regarding LGBT Older Adults. Considerations for social service providers will be shared, along with ideas for how family and friends can be supportive during this unique time.


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