COVID RESPONSE
Southeastern Synod ELCA

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