We are complying with Government and County Public Health officials and are continuing our practice of social distancing to protect the public and our team.
Our volunteers and community partners are staying connected via Volunteermatch, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Social Media platforms. Because we are primarily an outreach-based organization we have been hit pretty hard with how we stay connected to our base.
We are committed to continuing our community resources and referrals via our Mindset Newsletter, E-Blasts, as well as through our website, YouTube Channel, Instagram and upcoming collaborated partnering Facebook events to keep our members updated. For more information Click here Community Wellness Team
by Marie Corbin, BSN, RN Exec. Director
Mental Health Spotlight
Telehealth is now available for many more without fear of privacy violations with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EXPANSION OF TELEHEALTH WITH 1135 WAIVER for Healthcare practitioners in the recently passed CARES Act. Connecting your patients to virtual Telehealth services are now being encouraged and recommended as we are challenged with this pandemic known as Coronavirus or (Co-Vid 19). Providers should contact your patients directly if you are treating them in person and get thier permission for any Behavioral health services Counseling/Psychotherapy, Home Health/Medical services(links are provided below). Also, as a reminder to those you know who are (AA) members to contact your local (AA, NA) or other Anonymous meetings as well to see what they are able to provide during this time
In pursuing my credits for Dance Movement Therapy, I had to take a course called
Dance Conditioning in this training, we perfected how to learn and listen to our bodies inwardly then repair what we found by strategic physical exercises. This skill required us to not be distracted by external noises our body was giving off like pain but the opposite, which is our internal dialogue our bodies has with us if we just would listen. Now more than ever, we are all called to listen to our inward emotional health thus the
conditioning of our emotions I call it.
Here are ways you can learn this vital process that can keep you emotionally sound during the Pandemic period.
Acceptance-Everything that happens has its purpose find your way to acceptance of the circumstances then search for solutions.
Purposeful Distraction-Strengthen your emotional health status with meditation, music, dance or other forms of distraction like walking, exercising, cooking or creative arts projects.
Self-Care-My motto is “Take care in caring for you” that means you have to come first.
How can you throw a lifeline if you don’t have one on first… after you have done all the things you can to keep you emotionally sane, reach out to your loved ones and treat them as you would yourself.
Keeping a check on your triggers- Know your triggers this is especially valuable while staying in with loved one’s day in and day out…reduce stress by avoiding topics, situations or actions that could easily set someone off including you. When you are triggered have one person that you can call, text or video conference.
Gratitude for the now… well that’s self-explanatory but using a gratitude jar every day and finding (3) things you are grateful for can make the difference between what we think is for our good and what we know is for our good. check out our