Strategies to help look after your mental health in response to potentially distressing images and information.
In today’s digital age we are able to stay connected and keep up to date with people and events across the globe. This often comes with many advantages, however, in the context of the Israel-Hamas war, you may be feeling upset, distressed or overwhelmed. This may be exacerbated by social media which is exposing us to graphic and intentionally emotive content. Coping with potentially distressing content like this requires a delicate balance of staying informed and protecting our mental and emotional wellbeing.
If you or someone that you know needs support, JewishCare and Jewish House are offering counselling to community members affected by the current crisis. For support during office hours, phone JewishCare on 1300 133 660. If our lines are busy, please leave a message and we will phone you back. For afterhours support, phone Jewish House on 1300 544 357.
If you require 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14. In emergency situations or if life is at risk, phone Emergency Services on 000.