Stay Connected

Member Engagement

It’s easy to see how a sister-to-sister connection is especially important in these days of social distancing. Virtual engagement will feel different, but there are plenty of ways to ensure the Gamma Sisterhood stays strong:

Chapter Meetings.
Keep meeting. Continue to host chapter meetings weekly by utilizing video conferencing software!

Virtual Sisterhood.
Schedule time to catch up. Some of the daily conversations and interactions you would normally have aren’t happening right now. Doing weekly “team check-ins” or scheduling a roundtable for sisters to share what is going on in their lives is important and can keep you feeling connected.

Have Dinner With Sisters.
Missing some of the connection you felt at meal times? Schedule a lunch or dinner to group call or video conference your sisters while you enjoy your favorite foods. You can even set some conversation topics ahead of time for added engagement. 

Organize a Trivia Night.
Programs like Kahoot allow you to create your own trivia games to play with friends online. Challenge your sisters to a little friendly competition and see who is a trivia champ. 

New Member Engagement.
Continued connections amongst sisters is important, but they are critical for new members still finding their place in the sisterhood.

Graduating Seniors.
Even with classes happening online, graduating Gammas can still get the “senior send-off” they properly deserve.

Mental Health Resources

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or dial 911 in case of emergency.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem, there are several resources available to find out more information or get connected with help. Check out some mental health resources below:

GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Mental Health America

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Empowerment Center

National Institute of Mental Health (Mental Illness Among U.S. Adults)

World Health Organization (Disability from Mental Illness)

National Alliance on Mental Illness

DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL INTENTIONS

American Association of Suicidology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Mental Health America

Depression Screening

MoodGYM

Postpartum Support International

Progressive Relaxation

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

NONSUICIDAL SELF-INJURY

Focus Adolescent Services

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)

ANXIETY DISORDERS

Anxiety and Depression

Association of America (ADAA)

Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

E-couch

Freedom From Fear

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Smokefree.gov)

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Start Your Recovery

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

(SAMHSA)DrugScreening.org

AlcoholScreening.org

EATING DISORDERS

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

National Eating Disorders Association

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

HELP LINES

American Psychiatric Association Answer Center

American Psychological Association of Public Education Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Trevor Project

National Cancer Institute Smoking Quitline

Smoking Cessation Centers

SUPPORT GROUPS

Al-Anon and Alateen

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Recovery International

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (Schizophrenics Anonymous)