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Finding Meaning While Experiencing Loss, Grief and Depression

Posted by Gerelmaa Batkhuyag on

Many of us feel lost during this COVID 19 pandemic. We have never experienced the magnitude of such unpredictable routines in our daily and weekly life, not to mention the loss of the certainty and calm that typically grounds us. Helpful structure and boundaries are...

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Tags: depression, anxiety, panic, stress, mental health, first pres, covid-19, gerelmaa batkhuyag

Practical Ways to Cope with Anxiety During COVID-19

Posted by Gerelmaa Batkhuyag on

It is natural and appropriate to experience stress and worry if there are legitimate stressors in your life like the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. This outbreak is an ongoing, long-term, chronic threat that brings significant stress and uncertainty. Not knowing...

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Tags: depression, anxiety, panic, stress, mental health, first pres, covid-19, gerelmaa batkhuyag

19 Ways to Stay Mentally Healthy During COVID-19

Posted by Gerelmaa Batkhuyag on

Stress, COVID-19 and Strength in God Like most of us, I have experienced stress. My family and I moved to Colorado Springs from Mongolia three years ago. In December of 2019, I completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental...

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Tags: mental health, first pres, covid-19, gerelmaa batkhuyag

Youth Mental Health: Kaitlyn's Story

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Kathy Dobyns spends her days at First Pres ministering to preschoolers. But her heart beats for older students as well, especially in light of the recent suicides that have rocked our city’s high schools. In response, Kathy has been instrumental in bringing the Youth Mental Heath First Aid...

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Tags: mental health, mhfa

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The high schools in our city have experienced a devastating wave of suicides this school year and last. In response, First Pres will host a Youth Mental Health First Aid course to help our community learn to recognize and help youth who may be struggling. The course will be held in the...

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Tags: mental health, suicide, workshop, youth, mhfa