Soaring into Strength online workshops help you recognize and build your personal coping skills. It’s both fun and meaningful. Each workshop is about 45 minutes long. Please download the workbook to use with each workshop. Click on the workshop link to install the Zoom meeting app and join the meeting.

June 30 - CHARACTER STRENGTHS: Discover & Amplify Your Unique Strengths (Download Character Strengths Workbook)
Soaringwords Character Strengths workshop

July 7 - Overcoming Traumatic Experiences: Post-Traumatic Growth
July 14 - Soaring into Gratitude
July 21 - Soaring into Optimism: Finding Good Things to Notice & Celebrate, Even When Times are Difficult
July 28 - Learned Hopefulness & Agency to Improve Your Life
August 4 - Soaring into Resilience: Mental Agility, Coping Skills, & Grit
August 11 - Shifting Your Perspective: Harness Your Growth Mindset
 August 18 - Why Loneliness Matters & What You Can Do to Feel More Connected

The interactive workshops are led by Lisa Honig Buksbaum, CEO & Founder, Soaringwords, a not-for-profit organization that helps people take active roles in self-healing in order to experience more emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing.

Mental Health Resources
If you are experiencing significant stress and want immediate help, please reach out to the resources available on our Mental Health FAQ.
For further information, please email or call (201) 547-5114 or (201) 688-0508.

NJ Mental Health Cares    Solocite Apoyo Emocional Gratuito de Personal Capacitado

We have changed many of our routines to protect ourselves and each other. Here are some helpful resources to support you, especially as we stay at home.

The Jersey City Public Library is offering expanded digital services and JobNow for Jersey City residents experiencing job loss. JobNow provides job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more. The JCPL also added VetNow which provides consultation to veterans and their families.  JobNow and VetNow are free with a JCFPL library card

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

How to Protect the Elderly and Vulnerable from Coronavirus (COVID-19) + Tips for Staying Healthy (8 min)
Thomas McCarrick, M.D.

COVID-19 Expert Insights
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Responding to Mental Health Needs of a City
Dr. Kimberlyn Leary, Harvard Medical School

Mental Health assessment and basic steps for improving your mental wellness during quarantine (PDF)
Quannet Health

Promoting Social Connection while maintaining Social Distance

Soaringwords - Making Hope Happen (14 min)

Dr. Shane Lopez
Hope is an important part of dealing with and bouncing back from setbacks. Hope can be nurtured and developed. Using discoveries from the largest study of hopeful people ever conducted, world-renowned expert on the psychology of hope, Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., shares strategies for building a high-hope mindset.

Tips for Staying Calm in Trying Times (PDF)

Mindfulness & Meditation (PDF)

Home Workout Guide

Heather Burdett, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Coronavirus / COVID-19 News and updates:
Updates on Jersey City COVID-19 response
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio

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