Taking Care of Mental Health in a Pandemic

Taking care of mental health is essential at any time. But during a pandemic, people may face additional challenges that make it difficult to address mental health concerns. As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout North America, people with and without existing mental health conditions may feel overwhelmed and anxious. Both children and adults may find themselves feeling nervous or fearful of getting sick. While it’s … Continue reading Taking Care of Mental Health in a Pandemic

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

On March 11, the World Health Organization announced that the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, was officially characterized as a pandemic. The United States, as well as many countries around the world, continued to see a rise in the rate of infections, resulting in President Donald Trump issuing a national emergency. Formally declaring an emergency opens doors to help curb the current crisis. Specifically, Trump declared … Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Adapting to a “New Normal” in a Post-COVID-19 World

What a difference a month can make. In early March, we were all hard at work with business as usual, and some folks were calling COVID-19 a “hoax.” In early April, New York and communities around the country, including our neighbors to the west in Albany, saw all too well the devastation that this novel coronavirus can bring to families and neighbors. Work, school, worship, … Continue reading Adapting to a “New Normal” in a Post-COVID-19 World