Sunday, April 05, 2020

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Hope for the Best; Be Prepared for the Worst

A psychologist's response to COVID-19.

The world as we know it is in the process of undergoing sudden and radical change. The general health crisis that is being brought about by the rapid spread of coronavirus could easily become a mental health crisis.

Change Is the Only Certainty

What is happening in the

Chemical Dependency and Abuse

Dear Readers:

We are privileged to have as a guest writer for this column Lew Abrams, a pioneer in social work with Jewish youth and chemical dependency. In this column, during the next three months, Lew will share with us what he has learned over the more than 40 years that he has been in practice.

Kohelet Students Use 3D Printers To Produce Protective Face Shields

(Courtesy of Kohelet Yeshiva High School) Kohelet Yeshiva High School, an Orthodox Jewish school in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, began fabricating special protective face shields for medical professionals who are on the front lines battling COVID-19 using its 3D printers in its state-of-the-art Fabrication

Nesting During COVID-19: Clean Your Closets and Do Your Estate Planning

Write and execute your last wills and testaments, powers of attorney and health care proxies.

COVID-19 and the resulting social distancing and self-quarantining have caused health, child, and financial issues prompting palpable anxiety, fear and concern. It has also brought nuclear families closer,

Top Five Tips for Coping in a Crisis

(Courtesy of PUAH Cares) Being stuck at home for an extended period of time is challenging for all of us. So many of us are feeling stressed professionally, financially and personally. For many parents, this experience is testing their patience like never before. And for many couples who don’t yet have children, the sense of

Gali Goodman Opens Private Practice in Englewood

Gali Goodman, a licensed clinical social worker who treats children, individuals, couples and families, has opened a private practice in Englewood where she sees clients in a comfortable and therapeutic environment. Goodman earned a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and a master’s in special and

A Pre-Pesach Letter From Our Community Physicians

Dear Fellow Members of the Bergen County Jewish Community,

As physicians living and/or working in the Bergen County Jewish community, we would like to reach out to you, our friends and neighbors, regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, and express our concern as we approach Pesach.

COVID-19 Update for St. Mary’s General Hospital

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) March 30 is National Doctor’s Day in the U.S., and this year we need to honor our physicians even more for the tireless effort they and all healthcare staff have expended during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is their hard work and devotion that keeps all of us healthy and

Jerusalem College of Technology Nurses-in-Training Enlisted to Help With Coronavirus Pandemic

(Courtesy of JCT) Given the anticipated manpower shortage of hospital staff able to treat those infected with COVID-19, the Health Ministry has asked nursing schools across the country to step up to the plate and train their students in respiratory care.

Answering the call, nursing schools

Building a Strong Immune System

The following contains health information. Please consult your physician or myself before following any recommendations described.

We should all be encouraged that our immune systems fight off millions of germs daily. Our skin forms a natural barrier against many invading bacteria and viruses. The

Emotional Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you would have told me at the end of January that I’d be cooped up in the house with my kids for weeks on end, their schools canceled, the shuls shuttered, all play-dates off, all meetings with friends shelved, or that if I wanted to interact with anyone accept my immediate family, I’d have to stand six feet apart from them, assuming

Creating Boundaries to Thrive in Quarantine

How do families and couples that had challenging relationships before isolation work through being cooped up in a house? Even in homes where there are no apparent relationship struggles, the dynamics of the relationships have changed.

In a world before isolation, each family member would go to their