July 1, 2020

Greetings YGT family,

As we begin a new month, let's continue building resilience together with a new strategy: Take Decisive Actions Where You Can.

Instead of detaching and wishing problems away, try to act on adverse conditions. Finding creative ways to adapt and solve daily challenges by being flexible and adopting a "can do" approach builds resiliency.

The hardest part of taking action is taking the first step. Lack of energy, feeling helpless/hopeless, or procrastination may get in the way. Pushing through the initial resistance will reinforce the positive message, " I can face the task giving me anxiety."
Dr. Gannon's tip: mentally rehearse doing the avoided task while exercising!

Roll the dice, try things and don't let fear hold you back. If it doesn't work, try something else- no judgement, no big deal. The benefits are in the process of creatively seeking solutions - and some of them will work!

Be patient, solutions don't always come easy. Reflect and take your time. YOU GOT THIS!
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 ).
~ 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), Wednesdays at 6pm on IGTV ( @jaibhaktiyoga), and a range of free videos on their YouTube channel.
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.