Emotional Care during this Pandemic

April 16, 2020

As the Southeastern Synod, we remain committed to sharing resources that aid you in your emotional wellness.

Here is a website that our Mental Health Task Force has begun to formulate as part of the 2019 Synod Assembly resolution regarding Mental Health Awareness:


Here are some documents and articles for your care in this difficult time.
  1. One-page flyer with several phone numbers for COVID-19 hotlines and "warmlines" to address some of your emotional care needs.
  2. This site contains several hotlines and links to state resources to the 4-state region of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
  3. The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) has curated resources on mindfulness, spirituality, and practical reflection during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
  4. Coping with COVID-19 - A Pyscho-Spiritual Approach
  5. Secondary Trauma, Burnout, Stress, and Self Care:  Opportunities and Challenges

Our friends in the Northern Texas - Northern Louisiana Synod have shared this helpful article:
  1. Societal Chaplaincy:  Preparing for the Storm to Come

Here are some resources from the Youth Ministry Institute specifically produced with YOUTH in mind:
  1. Supporting youth experiencing depression
  2. Grief in Times of Trauma