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Mental Health For The Holidays

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Though meals will be planned, gifts exchanged, and lights kindled, many of our loved ones will be missing from around our tables this holiday season. We ask Dr. Aliya Jones, Maryland’s Deputy Health Secretary, what to watch for regarding emotional wellness during this time and how we can help ourselves and those we care about. Plus, we talk with executive director Rabbi Dena Shaffer and Peer Leadership Fellow Emily Schloss from 4Front, a hub for Jewish teens, to hear how young people are training to help each other through the pandemic.

BHA Links: 2-1-1 press 1, MD Mind Health, Baltimore Co. Crisis Response, Baltimore City Crisis Response, Behavioral Health Administration Maryland, Operation Roll Call 1-877-770-4801, Helping the Helpers, Recovery Support during the pandemic.

4Front: Mental Health Support and Guidance for Teens.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'