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Join us for this four-part workshop series to discuss Mental Health through COVID-19. Attend any or all of the following monthly events:
Workshop #1: Precaution vs. Anxiety: How to safely reenter society June 21st at noon COVID-19 rates continue to fluctuate leaving us in a state of uncertainty. We all are desperate to get back to some sense of normalcy. It is okay to feel cautious. How do we know when caution turns into anxiety? Join Dr. Mana Ali Carter, on June 21st at noon, in a discussion about how to tell the difference between caution and anxiety, as we think through re-entering social settings.
Workshop #2:Youth Mental Health Open Forum July 19th at noon The pressures of teenage and young adult years are sometimes overlooked. Among this stress, is pressure to be independent, to be accepted by peer groups, to form relationships, and to figure out life goals. This pressure is made worse by the changes in society due to the pandemic. Join Dr. Mana Ali Carter, on July 19th at noon, in a mental health open forum. This is an opportunity to discuss how to cope and thrive.
Workshop #3: How to Safely Socialize with COVID August 16th at noon
COVID-19 has changed how we interact with others and limits opportunities to engage in meaningful activities. Understandably, you may feel loss and isolation. Do you feel like you are just surviving, instead of thriving? Join Dr. Mana Ali Carter, on August 16th at noon to discuss how to thrive and safely socialize as COVID continues to bring uncertainty to our lives.
Workshop #4: Allowing Joy Back in Our Lives September 20th at noon
In the past few years. COVID has brought pain and suffering. That is, we have felt loss, worry, sadness, anger, and other uncomfortable emotions. You may feel like there has been little or no room for joy in your life. Join Dr. Mana Ali Carter on September 20th at noon to discuss joy and how to create this in our lives during stressful times.