Throughout the year, NEHA hosts webinars for our community members. Webinars are live events with audio, video and chat capabilities. This allows members of the New England bleeding disorders community to get involved with our chapter and ask questions without needing to travel to one of our events.
Back To School Community Forum
As parents continue to wonder what returning to school looks like this year due to COVID-19, we hosted a community forum to help the New England bleeding disorders community with this transition. A certified school psychologist, nurse, and teacher led the conversation, answered questions, and offered resources to help families with this new learning environment—whether that is in-person, remote learning, or a combination.
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Sharing stories has a powerful ability to bring people together, help them understand each other’s perspectives, and helping to find common ground. This webinar featured a panel of community members who shared their stories about living with a bleeding disorder, or being part of a bleeding disorder family.
Humor, Magic & Medicine
In this webinar, we explored the relationship between the body and the mind. While sick people may not exactly be able to laugh their way back to health, scientists are looking very seriously at the potential therapeutic value of humor in managing stress.
Maintaining Your Mental Health In Uncertain Times
In this webinar, we explored how people manage stress, especially during this current time when lifestyles have changed drastically due to COVID-19. If you are at all stressed right now personally or professionally, this webinar is for you.
How To Find The Silver Lining In Almost Anything
There’s no question that the coming days, weeks, and maybe even months are going to present new challenges as a result of COVID-19, but with new challenges come new opportunities. In this webinar, Jim Stroker shared helpful suggestions to help you make the most of this time and form good habits for the future.
Coping With Isolation: A Siblings' Perspective
Feeling isolated is not uncommon for members of the bleeding disorders community, especially during events like a bleeding episode or hospitalization. Isolation can also occur during times like the COVID-19 pandemic.
This webinar focused on how siblings cope with this isolation, and how these coping mechanisms can be applied to our entire community during this time period.
Communicating in the Era of Social Media
The discussion helped our community members understand medical facts, like information about COVID-19, during a time when social media is the source of information and news. This visual presentation examined both serious and frivolous social media examples, and emphasizes the importance of fostering critical thinking.
Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It
This webinar was conducted by Debbie de la Riva, founder of Mental Health Matters Too following her tremendously well-received session on Mental Health at our Annual FallFest in 2019.
This webinar included pointers on how to recognize if someone in your life is struggling psychologically, as we all what resources are available to you to find help.