The past year has been filled with challenges and opportunities for growth. While we continue to move forward as a community, there are unique needs for those providing direct service care. How do we help others heal while we are also experiencing the same stressors? This presentation will review the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, address the unique challenges of providing direct service care, discuss self-care for self and others, and review grief-related coping skills and education.
1. Describe the negative impact of COVID-19 on mental health.
2. Discuss protective factors and risk factors for anxiety and grief.
3. Identify self-care and coping skills to address anxiety and grief.
4. Review crisis resources available to the community.
Guest Trainer is Mestisa C. Gass, PsyD., Program Director at Mental Health America of Hawaiʻi