Coping with Anxiety, Worry and Stress
Stress and anxiety have reached epidemic proportions today. New survey results from the American Psychiatry Association show that Americans' anxiety levels experienced a sharp increase in the past year, with almost 40% of respondents saying they feel more anxious than they did a year ago. This followed a 36% jump between 2016 and 2017. In addition to our personal worries about health, finances, work and family issues, today's 24/7 news cycle and near-constant social and digital connectivity play a role in fueling our anxieties.
Dr. Jill Levitt, a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, will discuss the mental and physiological effects of stress, and will help us learn helpful ways of coping with worry and anxiety. By gaining insight into our own harmful thinking patterns, we can approach life's inevitable challenges with more strength and resilience.
This program is presented by Beth Am's Health Initiative, which helps our congregation fulfill the Jewish mandate to care for our physical and emotional health.