Welcome to SHC Navigating Crises Resources
Thank you for stopping by this page. We recognize that a lot of people are asking, “Now what?” We want to help you (and your loved ones) navigate crises in a healthy way. Just because we’re socially distancing, doesn’t mean we have to be spiritual distancing. In fact, we believe this is one of the best seasons to truly refocus on God. As much as we all want to look on the “bright side,” we know that many of us are hurting. A lot of people are dealing with loss: loss of a job, loss of a family member, loss of important milestones, or just the loss of social events. For some of us, fear, anxiety, depression, and addiction are more real than ever. We want you to know that you are not alone. As a church family, we want to provide as many resources as we can to help encourage you. We see you. We love you.
Check out the list below to find the resource that can help you most during this time.
How do we navigate difficult times financially?
How do we navigate the unique challenges of being a blended family?
Is there a way to strengthen my marriage and improve communication?
Anxiety & Depression
What are the real questions my student is asking about anxiety and depression?
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Resources from SHC Student Ministries Team
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – How to Deal with the Anxiety
Here’s a reliable way to deal with the anxiety, stress of the Coronavirus or any worry, and live with greater peace…
- Peace of Mind in an Unstable World
No matter what the future holds, you can have peace of mind and confidence when you know this.
- “Exit: The Appeal of Suicide”
Before you finish reading this, one individual will have ended their life by suicide—because they think they have no other choice. According to the World Health Organization, a massive 800,000 people take their lives every year—one death every 40 seconds. That’s 3,000 a day. For millions who suffer from deep sadness and despair, “EXIT” points to a better way. This compelling movie shines a powerful light in the darkness and offers true hope to those who think they have none. Someone you know may be secretly considering their exit. Watch “EXIT,” and share it with those you love.
- Life Is __. God’s Illogical Love Will Change Your Existence by Judah Smith
- Dealing with Stress and Anxiety by Pastor Chuck
- Weekday Meditation from SHC
Looking for a tool to help ground you and get you focused on what matters most? Maybe, like many of us, you could use a little peace and direction in your life. Join us every Monday – Friday as we spend time applying God’s word to our lives. It’s just 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
- Abide Christian Meditation App
- Breethe: Meditation & Sleep App
- Navigating Life’s Inevitable Crises by Pastor Tripp
- Anxiety secion of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
- Focus on the Family articles on Anxiety
Resources from Erica Gregory – Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling Center
- Book: Created for Connection: The “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples
I love this book because it explains the neuroscience of love and connection and outlines how God created us this way to connect with each other as well as with Him.
- Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling Center e-books
The Staff of JCAC has poured their heart out to create 3 free e-books to support and share hope with the community. The series is titled “Finding Calm in the Storm,” and includes a book for parents, adolescents/adults, and a book with mindful exercises. Free to everyone, simply click the link to download!
- Free Counseling Services
The Counselors at JCAC are offering Free Counseling Services during the time of the crisis to anyone impacted by COVID-19. This includes medical staff, first responders, and those who have lost employment. There are limited slots available- please call 404-834-2363 or click the link to get started!
- How to choose the right therapist
- How to talk to someone suicidal
- Online resources for cutting and SI:
- Book: Helping Teens Who Cut, by Michael Hollander
- How to talk to your child about cutting
- Feeling down vs. Depression
Resource Recommendations from School Counselors
- TeensHealth Stress & Coping Center
This is a good resource on dealing with stress. This website has a ton of resources about everything, and offers practical strategies for relieving stress and managing anxiety.
- CDC’s Stress & Coping
- Mindfulness Apps: Calm, Relax Melodies, Headspace, Smiling Mind, Take a Chill
- “Dealing with Teen depression” from HelpGuide
This resource has a good Depression / suicide category.
- Coping Skills for Kids
Written for young children, this is a very helpful resource to kids learn coping skills.
- TeensHealth article on Mindfulness
An explanation of mindfulness and mindfulness techniques.
- Change to Chill for teens
Includes a “what stresses you out quiz” that offer suggestions for coping.
- US Dept. of Health & Human Services Resources to Support Adolescent Mental Health
- Childmind Institute
This website is written from the perspective of helping parents help their kids. It gives about 25 different articles to read about anxiety. Recommended for parents.
This resource helps parents to diagnose anxiety in their kids
Videos & exercises explaining brain science behind anxiety & coping mechanisms. You have to submit email to view resources, but does contain many helpful videos.
- Erika’s Lighthouse
- Anxiety & Depression Association of America
Click Here For Contact Info
If you need help or just want to talk, please know that the following people would love to talk to you and help!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Ph: 1-800-273-8255
- Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- Chat available / En Español / Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Sugar Hill Church
- Tripp Atkinson
- Ph: 404-989-8749
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Andy Armstrong (Middle School)
- Ph: 404-429-1497
- Email: email@example.com
- Corron Boston (High School)
- Ph: 919-885-8466
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joy Lyle
- Ph: 404-606-9494
- Email: email@example.com
- Karen Brown
- Ph: 678-322-7854
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abigail Hyma
- Ph: 313-318-9877
- Email: email@example.com
- Mau Menesses (Spanish-speaking)
- Ph: 404-731-5541
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling
- Erica Gregory, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Clinical Director & Owner of Johns Creek & Alpharetta Counseling
- Direct Line: 404-512-2795
- Intake Line: 404-834-2363
- Office Location:
5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 42
Alpharetta, Ga. 30022
Local School Counselors
If you know your school counselor, reach out to them directly. If you would like to contact one of the counselors in the video, please feel free!
What resources are available for families affected by disability and different needs?