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Clockwise: Rev. Pedro Ramos-Goycolea, Rev. Bere Gil Soto, Rev. Héctor Hérnandez
STORIES, MENTAL HEALTH, SPANISH STORIES

The Space Between: Examining Where Faith and Culture Meet

September 17, 2020

NBA Board of Trustee member, Rev. Pedro Ramos-Goycolea, shares the powerful conversations he facilitated with NBA's Mental Health & Wellness Initiative over the summer.

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Rev. Dr. Mark Poindexter
MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS

Healthy Grieving Techniques

September 03, 2020

The grief brought about by the pandemic, and its complicated nature is not limited to just that which is experienced because of death. People are grieving the loss of employment, the loss of physical contact with others, the loss of routine, possibly the loss of shelter, adequate food, or other necessities. Rev. Dr. Mark Poindexter shares how we can work through this grief.

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Joy Lynn Richardson, LCSW
MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS

Helping Children Process Emotionally Difficult Topics

August 18, 2020

It can be difficult for children to process all that is going on in our world. In this week's mental health blog, licensed clinical social worker, Joy Lynn Richardson shares tips and resources for how to help children process emotionally difficult topics.

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STORIES, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM, ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION, MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS

Becoming a Trauma-Informed Church

August 07, 2020

In the midst of a global health crisis, Rev. Amie Vanderford and her husband set out to create a space that challenges systems of oppression and gives room to all God's people. Enter: The LabOratory Church.

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Becca Moravec, LPC, LMFT
MENTAL HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE, SPANISH STORIES

Healing in the Time of COVID-19: How to Feel Your Way Through

July 21, 2020

"Our feelings are not there to be cast out or conquered. They're there to be engaged and expressed with imagination and intelligence." — T.K. Coleman

Therapist Becca Moravec teaches us how.

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Darnell Fennell

Director of Social Entrepreneurship
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COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, OLDER ADULTS

Garden of Eden is a faith-based health education program focused on women, infants, and children, as well as a senior and therapeutic health center.