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Healing and Building Resilience

In light of the one year anniversary of the VTA shooting and recent mass shootings in Uvalde, TX, Buffalo, NY, and Santa Ana, CA impacting our communities, BHSD is pleased to share Dr. Perry’s talk which includes a discussion about different stress response patterns, the cumulative impact of stress and organizational strategies to support healing.

1. Healing and Building Resilience in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting - Dr. Bruce Perry - Part 1 - YouTube

2. Healing and Building Resilience w/ Dr. Bruce Perry - Part 2 - YouTube

BHSD Covid 19 Resources:

​COVID-19 has caused an increased anxiety, feelings of fear and uncertainty, and other mental health concerns . The mental health effects of COVID-19 are just as important to address as are the physical health effects. The County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) and our Community Based Organizations continue to provide services and support. Please contact us today.

BHSD Resources and Contact Information flyer (English), 4-27-2020
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Grief Support Resources

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in many ways, especially how we can grieve losses. Many resources are available in the County for bereavement, following losses of all kinds. Below are links to the County of Santa Clara grief support booklet, a COVID-19 service status update for local support agencies, and a special resource for grief support during COVID-19.

In an effort to support your wellness the county BHSD has developed some information sheets to help you cope effectively during these times:
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (English), 03-17-2020​
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks—Taking Care of Children  (English)​
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Service status for local bereavement support agencies during COVID-19 and shelter-in-place: 
Addendum: Grief Support in Santa Clara County
Learn different ways to grieve in isolation and the resources available to you during this time:

Grieving during COVID-19 and Shelter-in-Place
A message from Behavioral Health Services  staff:

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