Rabbi Michael Pincus of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford and therapist Lynn Lyons, LICSW, provide advice and respond to viewer questions, and infectious disease specialist Dr. Nicholas Bennett provided an update during a Facebook Live forum on April 7.
The discussion was moderated by We-Ha.com Managing Editor Ronni Newton and resident John Lyons (no relation to Lynn Lyons), and focused on the impact of COVID-19 on houses of worship, handling stress with kids and staying on course with respect to alcohol and food consumption while stuck at home, and an update on the progress the region and the country is making with respect to flattening the curve of COVID-19 through social distancing.
Skip ahead to approximately 7:00 minutes (the first few minutes were spent dealing with a few technical issues and building the audience, when Rabbi Michael Pincus discusses the impact of COVID-19 on weddings, funerals, families, holidays, and other major life events.
At 18:30, Lynn Lyons takes the floor with an in-depth discussion about stress, anxiety in parents and kids, and an overall look at how to cope and communicate.
At 38:30, Lyons begins a discussion about keeping good habits and the importance of not resorting to self-medication or eating poorly during this crisis.
At 55:00, Dr. Nicholas Bennett drops in for a quick update on the progress we are making in slowing the spread and avoiding overwhelming medical facilities and personnel.
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