Promoting Mental Health During and After COVID-19: Tools for Faith Leaders

Mental Health Toolkit for Faith and Community Leaders

Download the Toolkit here

Faith and community leaders can use this Toolkit to understand mental health needs, how to access mental health resources, and concrete actions to take immediately and year-round to support yourselves and your communities.

This toolkit was developed as a conversation between faith leaders, including the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) and New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), and the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC. Throughout, NYDIS offers information on how mental health challenges may manifest in faith communities during and following a disaster, and ThriveNYC provides information on free mental health resources available to help.

 

Webinars on the role of faith communities in promoting mental health following a disaster

Join us for virtual conversations that will bring together leaders from diverse faith traditions to discuss the lessons in the Mental Health Toolkit for Faith and Community Leaders, including strategies and resources to help faith leaders better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the mental health of your faith community. A partnership between the Interfaith Center of New York, New York Disaster Interfaith Services, and the Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC, these free webinars will also offer faith leaders an opportunity to support and learn from one another. Learn more and register here: nydisnet.eventbrite.com.

June 16, 2020

Pandemic Grief & Clergy Self-Care Toolkit and Panel Discussion
1:00pm EST
This webinar will include an overview of the Toolkit and a moderated panel discussion on how trauma impacts grief and the unique importance of self-care during periods of grief. Register here.

June 17, 2020

This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Christian faith tradition.
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June 23, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit and Panel Discussion for Buddhist & Hindu Leaders
1:00pm EST
This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Buddhist and Hindu faith traditions.
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June 24, 2020

This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Jewish faith tradition.
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June 25, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit and Panel Discussion for African Diaspora Leaders
11:00am EST
This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from African Diaspora faith traditions.
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June 30, 2020

Pandemic Grief & Trauma Toolkit & Panel Discussion
1:00pm EST
This webinar will include an overview of the Toolkit and a moderated panel discussion on how trauma impacts grief and the unique importance of self-care during periods of grief. Register here.

July 2, 2020

Mental Health Toolkit and Panel Discussion for Muslim Leaders
2:00pm EST
This webinar will include a brief overview of the Toolkit and how to take action to support the mental health of your faith community during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion with emotional and spiritual care experts from the Muslim faith tradition.
WATCH NOW

July 14, 2020

Pandemic Mental Health Webinar for African Diaspora Faith Leaders
11:00am EST
The webinar for African diaspora religious leaders will explore mental health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a moderated panel discussion on the mental health concerns of African diaspora faith communities, the spiritual healing resources found in African diaspora faith traditions, and strategies for integrating these faith-based resources with secular mental health services.