Laguna Presbyterian offers online presentation on coping with COVID-19 with Dr. Jeffrey Nagel

Laguna Presbyterian Church is offering an online weekly series of presentations designed to help people cope with stress and anxiety during COVID-19.

For the first presentation, which went live yesterday, Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer had a conversation with Orange County’s Director of Behavioral Health Dr. Jeffrey Nagel to get a psychologist’s perspective on the emotional effects of COVID-19 – effects which often include increasing levels of stress and anxiety, depression, and alcohol/substance use. 

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Orange County’s Director of Behavior Health Dr. Jeffrey Nagel 

In the presentation, they candidly discuss issues of loss – loss of normalcy, loss of social interactions and physical connections – and Dr. Nagel offers practical coping solutions to minimize the negative effects of the crisis through the process of building personal resiliency. He outlines how to recognize signs of trouble and provides step-by-step suggestions to restore a healthier life balance in the face of today’s daunting challenges. 

This series is just one of many recorded video productions that the church now offers online to its “safe-at-home” community during these days of physical distancing. The series continues next week by offering spiritual practices and prayer experiences to help those who want to feel more centered. 

All recordings can be accessed at any time from the Laguna Presbyterian Church website at