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Adult Education: Conversations that Matter

  • Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
  • Time: 9:00am10:00am
  • Location:Library

The Pandemic and Mental Health

The COVID-19 Pandemic has triggered a significant increase in anxiety and depression worldwide. Psychologists and social workers are witnessing a rise in mental health issues among teens. And many therapists have long waitlists. What is going on here, and how can the church be a helpful resource? May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it’s an excellent time to engage these issues and questions.

Here are three articles to generate discussion:
COVID-19 pandemic triggers 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.
‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens
People are developing trauma-like symptoms as the pandemic wears on

The PCUSA website also has many resources on its Mental Health Ministry.

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