How to Cope With Pandemic Anxiety
JW.ORG Offers Five Practical Tools in ASL
DALLAS — March 16, 2021 — Few events in modern history have harmed the emotional well-being of people around the world as has the COVID-19 pandemic. The threat of contracting or transmitting a life-threatening disease and the added challenges of anxiety and isolation have had an immeasurable impact on the Deaf community and people of all backgrounds.
To help address this situation, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, jw.org, is featuring an ASL video entitled Virus Outbreaks—What You Can Do. The three-minute whiteboard animation offers families practical methods to cope emotionally and spiritually with the effects of the pandemic.
Since the pandemic began, jw.org has featured information designed to assist people of all ages and backgrounds to remain calm, informed, and healthy. With content in an unprecedented 1,028 languages, including 100 different sign languages, the site also addresses often-asked questions and points to the Bible’s assurance of a bright future.
Links to 5 practical tools in ASL on jw.org:
- Virus Outbreaks—What You Can Do
- How to Beat Pandemic Fatigue
- How to Deal With Isolation
- Can the Bible Help Me if I’m Depressed?
- What Does the Bible Say About Pandemics
Robert J. Hendriks III, U.S. Spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses, says: “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, many have felt that their life is slipping out of their control. The material on jw.org helps people of all ages and backgrounds to successfully govern their feelings by using the timeless wisdom found in the Bible.”