Providing mentorship and counseling has become quite hard when social distancing is involved. Yes, many businesses have introduced teleworking and using systems like Zoom to keep in touch but it’s not that easy for non-profit organizations that have always provided face to face help and many rely on donations and grants to keep their organizations going.
One of these non-profit organizations is All Roads 65 Max of which Pamela L Henderson is the founder. Like most of the world, 2020 was a tough year and with the pandemic still raging and the mammoth task of getting the vaccination out to a country that has a population of over 330 million people, the first half of the year is still going to provide challenges for many non-profit organizations.
Pamela and her mentors normally go out to schools and speak to young girls and women about how they can help them. They speak face to face with young women who are going through tough times and who may not have access to the internet or even accommodation to be able to get access to the internet.
The Downslide of Our Younger Community
We need to be helping others and looking out for trigger points to prevent the downslide of our younger community. One issue that is going to be hitting the younger generation of America and honestly all over the world is the mental health of our community and our loved ones. According to a new national survey from the American Psychological Association (APA), along with stress related to health care, the economy, racism, and the presidential election — is seriously threatening the mental health of our country, particularly our youngest generation.
“The 2020 APA survey shows that teens (ages 13-17) and young adults (ages 18-23) are facing unprecedented uncertainty, experiencing elevated stress and are already reporting symptoms of depression.”
Uncertain times can be very stressful for people particularly for young adults who may have just finished school who might not have been planning to go to college and were going to go into the job market instead. With many industries completely shutdown and millions unemployed these are uncertain times and can affect people in many different ways. Both comfort now and hope for the future are essential for the long-term well-being of this generation.
Increased Risk of Anxiety and Depression From Social Distancing
For the younger teenagers, school closures and enforced social distancing has cut off many teens from the main means of psychological support, putting them at higher risk of developing anxiety and depression. Unlike any other disaster, people are actively less close to friends and community. Fewer hugs and less shared grieving may help explain why people do not seem to be adjusting to the new normal. Plus what exactly is the ‘new normal’??
While self-distancing is still in place, tips to help young people get through difficult days can include: maintaining healthy sleep, exercise, food, and drink habits. Keeping a journal can also help. Getting everything out of your head, particularly if you’re not comfortable talking to people about things can be very beneficial.
Practicing mindfulness and meditating are two things that we can start introducing to young people. They can continue it into their adulthood as well. It gives them time to themselves which even though because of social distancing we can’t be “near” each other it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are having some “quiet time” where we can clear our minds of the issues that are bothering us.
The Affect of The Pandemic on Parents
Another group that has been widely affected in 2020 has been those with children under 18 years of age at home, which then has a roll-on effect on the children. With schools and daycares closed during the pandemic, many parents are trying to do the near-impossible by working and supervising their children at the same time. Sports, scouting, music classes, camps, and virtually every other activity parents rely on to keep their kids occupied have been canceled. Even parks were closed for weeks.
The resulting spike in illness and death from COVID-19 could be even worse for mental health, and workers required to return to their jobs may rightly worry about catching the virus. This means that policymakers need to be prepared for a potentially unprecedented number of Americans needing mental health services. Just as hospitals risked running out of ventilators during a surge of COVID-19 patients, the mental health care system might be quickly overwhelmed.
New Services Available
While Pamela has an e-course available on her website, www.allroads65max.org, she has brought in a number of other options to help out during these tough times:
65 Max Foundation Inc. is offering free sponsorship to join Pamela for 1 week so you can refresh your customer service skills training online. Join Pamela to have an atmosphere of love and laughs and also the opportunity to explore the options of job opportunities listed on the wall of (Hiring) from businesses sign.
One way you can help a family or a friend who is suffering from depression is by allowing yourself to give back by taking the time to assist someone in need, by giving them the phone number to 65 Max Foundation Inc. or assist her by going online to register to receive a free sponsorship.
Lastly, 65 Max Foundation is offering to help a young girl/woman by offering a private setting with Pamela L Henderson. Anyone who is facing bereavement and or who needs help and guidance please give them the website information to register or call for an appointment. Please see the details below on how you can reach Pamela and her team:
All Roads Lead 65 Max Foundation Inc.
Call (866) 465-1Max (629)
Register online: www.allroads65max.org