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Mental Health In The Time Of COVID-19: We Talk To A Psychologist About Dealing With Social Distancing, Uncertainty And More




People wear face masks while shopping in a supermarket on March 14, 2020 in Athens, Greece.
People wear face masks while shopping in a supermarket on March 14, 2020 in Athens, Greece.
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As COVID-19 related restrictions ramp up and uncertainty looms, an increasingly important facet of the public health conversation is mental health. 

For individuals undergoing self quarantine or practicing social distancing, the effects can be isolating and difficult. For first responders on the front lines of the pandemic, self care may be taking a backseat. What measures should we take to keep ourselves connected and mentally healthy, in the face of uncertainty? We talk with licensed psychologist and crisis response expert Diana Concannon about best practices. If you have a question for Dr. Concannon, call us at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Diana Concannon, PsyD, associate Provost at Alliant International University in California; she is a forensic psychologist who’s worked in crisis response for over a decade