Control What You Can: A Psychologist's Pandemic Advice

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The coronavirus crisis is creating concern among mental health professionals about a  potential wave of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and — especially — depression.

WBUR's Sharon Brody spoke with Risa Weisberg, a psychologist with Boston University's School of Medicine and the director of training for the VA Boston Healthcare System Psychology Internship Program.

Resources: The Anxiety and Depression Association of America website has tips for managing stress related to COVID-19, peer support groups in both English and Spanish, and a "find-a-therapist" page to find a mental health provider in your area.

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies also has a find-a-therapist tool.

You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and the Samaritans Statewide Hotline at 1-877-870-HOPE (4673). The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

This segment aired on April 12, 2020.


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