June 24, 2020

Happy Wednesday!

We continue working on building strength in these challenging times with this week's strategy: Adjust Your Goals or Move Toward Revised Goals

We've all had plans or intentions for this year thrown off course by the pandemic. Ask yourself - What are you goals now when you factor in the virus?

Redirect your attention from your fears to what you can do about the situation at hand. Be realistic when adjusting goals and tie them to specific actions you can take. You can change, adapt and move toward the way you want your life to be within the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic.

Try something new or create a routine! It might offer a greater sense of control. Start with simple things like making your bed, taking on an exercise routine, or trying to reduce procrastination - those actions can give you a sense of self-agency, leading to other changes that can evolve into newer goals. Before you know it, you're on a course of change.

Be kind to yourself, take care and remember - You Got This!

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If you or a loved one are in distress or experiencing a crisis, call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Available 24/7)
Call  1-800-273-8255  | Chat online at  suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
Metropolitan Human Services District (Local New Orleans- Available 24/7)
Call  (504) 826-2675
Louisiana Dept. of Health's “Keep Calm Through COVID” hotline:
(866) 310-7977
Domestic Violence Resources:
National: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or DomesticShelters.org
Louisiana: New Orleans Family Justice Center ( 504-866-9554 ), Metro Center for Women and Children ( 504-837-5400 ) or the State Hotline ( 1-888-411-1333 ).
Last Chance to Support the NOMC Blood Drive!
A few appointments still open for this Saturday! Join us at Ashe CAC to address NOLA's critically low blood supply ahead of Hurricane Season. Successful whole blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

~ Remote/ Online Self-Care Opportunities ~
Check Your Health Coverage!
Contact Us If You Need Assistance
Having health coverage can bring peace of mind during this pandemic. Take time to see if you qualify for Medicaid or to re-enroll* to make sure your coverage doesn't lapse.
*Medicaid coverage must be renewed every year!
Backline Support Groups
Come Together: COVID-19 Crisis
Online support groups for music industry professionals that aim to address the anxieties associated with COVID-19’s effects on the music industry, provide information and resources, and support each other during this difficult time. At the end of the meeting, Dr. Newman will lead a group meditation.
#GetYaMindRight Virtual Support Line
Mon. Wed. & Fri. | 10:15 AM

MHSD's chat line will now be available to the general public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and will be led by IWES mental health professionals. The goal of this initiative is to assist people with anxiety and concerns by sharing healthy coping skills and techniques.
Jai Bhakti Yoga Online Classes
Yoga classes with inspirational message, FREE for everyone and all levels welcome.
Daily at 8am on Facebook live ( @jaibhaktiyogafoundation) and Wednesdays at 6pm on IGTV ( @jaibhaktiyoga)
Meditation Experience
Free Meditation Course
NOMC's Patient Services Coordinator, Nicole, recommends this free meditation course with Oprah and Deepak Chopra to find calm, connection and wellness.
Jennie Morton
Online Resources
 Jennie, an NOMC partner via PAMA, focuses on the physical manifestations of emotional issues. Her site offers services as well as a free educational journal focused on mental health issues and related content.