Wellness in Tough Times Chat Café


Nebraska Extension’s statewide Wellness in Tough Times team — which includes Extension Associate Soni Cochran — partnered with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (UNL-CYF) to pilot a Chat Café help line. Staffed by UNL-CYF therapists, the Chat Café gave rural residents the opportunity to work though challenges connected to natural disaster recovery and gain skills to improve lives. The eight-week pilot focused on topics such as coping after a disaster and the pandemic, finances, resolving conflict, self-care and personal relationships.