The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Hurricanes reminiscent of Katrina and Harvey. Another earthquake in Haiti. The exit of the military from Afghanistan. The evacuation and resettlement of thousands. The continuing COVID pandemic.
“These events have been traumatic and beyond challenging for everyone. There has been a significant amount of loss and disruption to our lives, which naturally can give rise to trauma symptoms and symptoms of grief and depression. Many of us do not feel safe and have not for a long time. During this time, it is important to understand and normalize stress and trauma responses to what we have endured,” says Joselyn Spence, NBA Director of Mental Heath and Wellness. Read more of her blog here
Week of Compassion, National Benevolent Association, and the Office of General Minister and President collaborated to present this conversation about our own coping skills in the face of so many emotional and existential situations.
- Joselyn Spence’s blog post on trauma
- Upcoming Webinars with the Soul Care Center at Brite Divinity
- Learn to Live, online mental health support platform for clergy
- Clergy Resources for Crisis and Trauma
- CDC Guide for Coping with Stress
- NBA’s SoulCare Sessions: