Trinity’s Mental Health Wellness Team, a group of Trinity members with mental health wellness expertise, have created several online resources to help those who are struggling with mental health wellness or know someone who is. 
Finding Help

Contact Pastor Judith, Ben, Stuart, or the Trinity Mental Health Wellness Team through Dan Campbell (Dan Campebll) or Rich Long.

Psychology Today has a therapist finder at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

The Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work has a therapist finder at https://www.gwscsw.org/Therapist-Finder

Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists has a therapist finder at https://www.nv-cp.org/find-a-psychologist/
 
 
The pandemic has affected mental health.  Here are a variety of resources specific to pandemic health.
 

Ted Talks: 

David Woods Bartley, How Connection Saved My Life

David Foster Wallace, “What is Water?”

Judson A. Brewer, “A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle” 

Articles:

How to Manage the Stress of Covid-19 in Your Relationship – Deb Fox

A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle – Judson A. Brewer

What to do about suicidal thoughts in a pandemic – Robyn Brickell

Websites: 

CDC – Mental Health and the Stress of Covid

Our Minds Matter https://ourmindsmatter.org (high school club, Instagram)

Active Minds https://www.activeminds.org (college club, social media)

Dr. Alfiee (Instagram) & the AAKOMA Project https://aakomaproject.org

Born This Way Foundation https://bornthisway.foundation (Instagram)

Child Mind Institute Child Mind Institute

Apps:

Shine (app)

Calm (app)

Virtual Hopebox (app)

10% Happier (app and book 10% Happier by Dan Harris)

Mood Meter (app and book )

HappyFeed (app)

Books

Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett
 
Blog
The Trinity Mental Health Wellness Blog – Several blog posts address issues faced by Trinity family and friends including anxiety, therapy, and seasonal depression. Click here for more
 
Spots
Weekly mental health spots are shared on social media and the enews. These spots include quotes, articles, and events.  Click here for more.
 
Looking for more resources on mental health?  See some of the past offerings from the Mental Health Wellness Team.  
 
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES (pre-pandemic)
  • Depression, an introduction A PowerPoint document to guide our membership through an awareness and understanding of depression. Click here for more.
  • Mental Health Wellness Book List. 
  • TED Talk on Mental Health  by Dr. Thomas Insel, The Director of the National Institute for Mental Health, on the issues of mental health, treatment and prevention. Click here to view the talk.  
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness also hosts parent support groups for Older Teens/Young Adults  at Trinity. Support groups for parents with school age children (PreK-12th grade) meet at Cherrydale Baptist.  These groups are geared to parents who child is experience symptoms of mental illness including: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders and more.  No diagnosis is required to participate.  Participants are given the opportunity to share their story, experience support, and glean guidance (as desired) from group members regarding both community and school resources.  Confidentiality is respected. Groups are free.    For questions or to confirm the time, please contact Alisa Cowen.
  • If you would rather listen, there are also several podcasts with the Mental Health Wellness team professionals. Click here for more.
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