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Fresh update on "pandemic" discussed on This Morning With Gordon Deal
"Taken into custody without incident. The A T F and F B, I are assisting in the investigation. You're listening to ABC News now. Here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk. Well, we vaccinated workers in California do not have to wear a mask at the workplace anymore. Cal OSHA approved a revised set of pandemic rules. Yesterday in a 5 to 1 vote, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to speed up the timeline of when the ruling goes into effect. The rules will go into effect upon their filing with the secretary of state. In Fresno, A 15 year old boy is recovering from critical injuries after he was hit by a car in the central area. It happened last night in the area of Shields and first the teenager across the intersection on a scooter When he was hit. He suffered major injuries and was taken to the hospital. The Los Angeles Clippers will have a chance to close out their series against the Utah Jazz in Game six at Staples Center later tonight. If the Clippers win, they will advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. That was a quick look at the latest news. I'm Jordan Christmas from the I. Heart radio newsroom now. Sacramento traffic.
Rafael Nadal Pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics
"Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon this year, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars in its return after canceling last year because of the pandemic, Nadal also says he will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka will go to the summer games and represent
Fresh update on "pandemic" discussed on Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson
"Virginia will not follow the lead of Maryland and cut off those supplemental $300 weekly federal unemployment payments that are set to expire on Labor Day. And that's creating a problem for manufacturers in Virginia, who say they're having trouble filling jobs. The Virginia Manufacturers Association is warning of companies can't find workers will invest that salary, money and automation systems instead and eliminate jobs. Permanently. The state's poultry industry says it's hurting for workers as well, claiming potential employees will stay at home as long as they can. With the pandemic fading, Frederick County has put out a schedule to get the government running back to normal again beginning Tuesday, July 6th all county buildings will be open to allow the transition of employees. Back into their offices or work places that we will continue the flexibility in allowing Tele work, County executive Jan Gardner says. By August 1st. The public will be able to access government buildings by appointment and September 1st. All restrictions will be lifted, though those without vaccinations will have to continue to wear masks. We told you earlier this week Arlington County's planning next month to rename it stretch of route 29 Lee Highway after abolitionist John Langston and we're hearing now that as far as the postal services Concerned they'll delivered to either name. It's a good thing because the new road signs may not be up until early next year. Officials do not expect any address numbers to change either to puppy stores in Maryland are being sued by the state. The No more Puppy Mills Act made it illegal to sell puppies in Maryland, starting in January of 2020, but real edge that just puppies Has continued to do that from their Rockville and 1000 stores. Attorney General Brian Frosh says his office has filed charges against the stores and owner Mychal Thompson. They're seeking an injunction to stop the puppy sales and penalties for violation of Airlines Consumer Protection Act, he says. Those can be much as $10,000 a day for.
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon but Will Play at Tokyo Olympics
"Out Wimbledon this year, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars in its return after canceling last year because of the pandemic, Nadal also says he will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka will go to the summer games and represent Japan. I'm Tim Maguire, AP News
Jimmy Kimmel to Be Title Sponsor of Inaugural L.A. Bowl
"The football game named after a late night talk show host the Jimmy Kimmel L. label consumption complaints line to a joke or maybe an entree at a restaurant that caters to Hollywood tourists but it's a real thing Kimmel is announcing that he has gotten the naming rights to the first ever LA bowl football game it will take place December eighteenth at so far stadium in Inglewood California and it will be the first bowl game played at the when you're older than you the inaugural LA ball game must have been played last year but like just about everything else schedule for last year it was postponed because of the pandemic Kimmel says it is the first time a ball game has ever been named after a human being but he added that he didn't know that for sure because he didn't bother checking Moscow was Gabriel
Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach
"Even though cruise voyages were curtailed because of the pandemic carnival corporation says the data breach may have exposed customer information carnival says it was hacked in March and cyber intruders may have gotten social security numbers passport information dates of birth home addresses and health information for its passengers and crew on carnival Holland America and princess cruise ships carnival spokesman says those affected have been notified carnival which is based in Miami also divulged it was hit twice last year with ransomware attacks but did not say if payments were made hi Jackie Quinn
After a Year Stuck Indoors, Visitors Expected to Overcrowd National Parks
"One way to ease back into traveling is to find a vacation spot with a little more space like a visit to one of America's 63. National parks. We sent Johnson vaguely Adi to California's Yosemite National Park, which is my favorite. That sounds like your sidekick Amber Johnson vaguely RD to get a bigger TRT and, uh, what was your last name Cannoli Big Adi Adi and Canola Johnson, vaguely Adi to California's Yosemite National Park, which is my favorite. We're here at Tunnel view, and you can clearly see how Yosemite became the muse for pain photographer Ansel Adams. This park has everything from dramatic waterfalls, two towering sequoias and iconic rock formations like El Capitan and half toe during the pandemic. National parks welcome roughly 237 million visitors. About what A year during the pandemic. National parks welcome roughly 237 Million visitors about a 30% drop from the year before. Those numbers are expected to go back up Yosemite preparing for I don't buy that number. I don't think that the national parks had 237 million visitors are in covid. So they say. Normally, it's It's 30% higher. That's normally 300 million. So it's basically the population of this country going to everybody went once. Every year, Right? That's the BS. I understand, Angel,
Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka Both Withdraw From Wimbledon
"Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon this year, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars in its return after canceling last year because of the pandemic, Nadal also says he will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka will go to the summer games and represent Japan.
As COVID-19 Crisis Ebbs, Some Seeking 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Virus
"With lingering questions over the origin of the covert nineteen pandemic there's a push on Capitol Hill for a full blown investigation two senators one Democrat and one Republican have introduced a bill to establish a National Commission to investigate the corona virus outbreak that's killed more than six hundred thousand Americans senators Bob Menendez as in Susan Collins say the pandemic's death toll is more than two hundred times that of the nine eleven attacks but Congress has yet to establish that type of Blue Ribbon commission to investigate vulnerabilities in public health and issue guidance on how to better prepare for the future but the bill has an uncertain fate just like the failed attempt to create a commission to study the capital insurrection earlier this year Jackie Quinn Washington
Domestic Workers' Worsening Plight Around the World
"Domestic workers globally have been among the hardest hit by the caveat crisis. Losing more jobs and working hours than other sectors the un labor agency. I said on. Tuesday ilo director-general guy ryder insisted that. Despite real progress in labor laws and social security provision in some countries in the last decade these essential service providers have rarely been so vulnerable in many others. New data shows the number of domestic workers in the second quarter of two thousand and twenty twenty five to fifty percent in most latin american and caribbean countries and by seventy percent in peru compared with pre pandemic levels countries need to take action because eight ten domestic workers are informally employed and therefore lacked legal and welfare protection. The ira chief said. Many domestic workers migrant workers so their status inside the country can be called into question if they lose that job menu. Domestic work is live in employees. They could lose that launchings where they live if they lose their job as well
Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19
"The U. S. will invest three point two billion dollars in a program to boost development of antiviral pills for cope with nineteen and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics the cope with nineteen kills would be used to minimize symptoms after infection they're already being developed and Dr Anthony Fauci says the money will help speed clinical trials and give more support for research the program also aims to find new therapies for other viruses there are a few treatments that exists for many of the viruses that have what we call pandemic potential meantime the CDC says average daily new covert nineteen cases of the U. S. have hit their lowest point since the pandemic's early days and are down ninety five percent over five months Sager mag ani Washington
Mayor De Blasio Announces 'Hometown Heroes' Ticker Tape Parade
"Amanda Blasio has announced a ticker tape parade through the Canyon of Heroes for next month to honor essential workers. That announcement apparently omitted funeral workers got them as reported. Ben Jaca says many of them feel the role they play throughout the pandemic has been overlooked. It seems as though people are still really uncomfortable talking about death and talking about the really stark scary things that happened last year when it came to these refrigerator trucks. And all the bodies literally piling up all around the city. City Hall spokesperson says they always planned on including funeral workers in the July 7th
LeBron James Slams League as Injuries Pile up in Playoffs
"The season, LeBron James criticized the NBA for condensing the off season during the pandemic. And earlier this week, he reminded everybody of that, saying That's the reason why we're seeing so many stars go down with injuries. Now. The NBA started the season just 71 days after the Lakers won the title. The league defended itself by saying that the injury rates are normal. I think that maybe they're exacerbated because these are big names getting hurt high profile players getting hurt, not just Role players. It's It's hard to look at the basketball analysis of this because the health issues what's going on. How much impacted the each of these series. But it's pronounced because this is such an even field. Now it feels like it's wide open. And with all these injuries, everybody has a chance to win a championship this year or, you know, at least get to the NBA title. Games. Um, it's wide open. It feels like the team that's the healthiest has the best chance to win it
US Jobless Claims Tick up to 412,000 From a Pandemic Low
"For the first time since April the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose last week jobless claims have been dropping most of the year but went up last week by thirty seven thousand that's despite an economy recovering from the pandemic faster than many expected as more people venture out to spend money businesses are scrambling to keep up with the demand and hire enough workers often paying higher wages but last month hiring report showed many companies struggling to find enough would be employees economists expect hiring to pick up as federal jobless aid programs end and more people seek work Sager mag ani Washington
How Pro Surfer Tyler Wright Made Her Own Waves
"Elissa the story of australian surfer tyler. Right has so many layers to it but kirch seemed to come to a head at a surf contest called tweet heads in australia back. In september of twenty twenty. What happened there so to set stage a little bit you know. This was the first surf contest since the start of the pandemic olisa roenick's covered surfing and action sports extensively including the past decade of tyler rights. Career i was called tweed pro in australia. The best surfers in the world are there. We hadn't seen them compete in a really long time and tyler also hadn't been in competition in years. The horn blows for heat and her competitors run out of water and tyler standstill. She takes a knee and brush her fist into the air as the cameras. Pull back on the bottom of her sir fort. She'd written in large block. Black letters lock lives matter was literally the night before. I kinda penn soda on my surfboards. To make sure the spacing was ride and old all fit and discuss. I've never done anything like this full. I am not very odd. See your side. You know like very strategically like pencil. Little ab tyler is a white girl from australia. She had largely been known as someone who was very silent and it was a powerful moment.
The Psychological Toll of Long-Term Unemployment
"Spent every single month since the start of this pandemic picking apart jobs numbers and unemployment claims. But there's a lot happening in the labor force that doesn't get captured in that data. Right like the toll that long term unemployment during a once in a lifetime pandemic can take and how that long term unemployment is creating less predictable back to work economy. Marketplace's kristen schwab has that one be. Lieberman's daughter has an auto immune disease so in the virginia. High school where she teaches computers and coding mandated. That teachers come back to work last august. she quit. I really thought i could find something. Even if it was part time employment. She applied to software companies that work with schools but she has no sales experience. She applied to teach spanish which she's taught before no bites job. That have nothing to do with computers or teaching like an hourly position at the dmv helped. You just have so much time with just your thoughts and it eats you up. Losing a job is already isolating says art goldsmith economist at washington and lee university and now there's the isolation of the pandemic itself that has created a lot of poor mental health more so in this recession and in previous recessions long-term unemployment changes how people feel about their worth is workers sarah damascus associate at penn state before the pandemic she followed people who lost their jobs by the twelve month mark they were describing themselves as having fewer and fewer john's that they felt that they were qualified for this can create a pattern. Someone gets job. Low their skill level or one. That has nothing to do with their skills. They're unhappy and leave or let go because they were never a good fit and then they're back out there searching. It's devastating for their career in the long run each time they scramble and find something in fail. They fall further and further
Fed Sees Faster Time Frame for Rate Hikes as Inflation Rises
"The federal reserve is sending a new signal on interest rates fed policymakers are forecasting they'll raise the central bank's benchmark short term rate twice by late twenty twenty three that's sooner than previous forecasts which signaled no hike likely before twenty twenty four the fed's low interest rate policies have helped fuel a swift rebound from the recession brought on by the corona virus pandemic they've also coincided with rising inflation the central bank boosted its forecast for inflation to three point four percent by the end of this year in a statement following its latest policy meeting the fed also says it expects the corona virus pandemic will have a diminishing affect on the economy as vaccinations increase and Thomas Washington
How to Learn a Second Language as an Adult
"All right emily kwong today. We are talking about the science of learning second language because you are learning mandarin chinese which like as far as a pandemic hobby goes more power to more bart. Right for real. Though it is a hard language to learn. Language itself actually is an incredible ability. If you think about it that we humans have it involves many parts of the brain and the study of language spans across many different disciplines. So bilingual's studied in at least three different fields linguistics psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Sarah phillips is a phd student in the linguistics department at new york university. And exactly the person. I wanted to call up to talk about language learning who. Yeah i remember sarah from our episode on six hundred like how the brain responds to sentences with confusing grammar or syntax. Yeah brains and language are hurt. Jam met in korea while her father was serving in the marine corps and they raised her bilingual here in the us. Learning korean was very important to be able to communicate with my mom's side. They family and the same way that growing up speaking african american english was very important in being able to communicate and be a part of my dad's family. She's got a really interesting backstory. And i told her about my project about taking mandarin class for two hours every monday flash cards on the other nights watching movies. I can't understand and listen to us. Someone who is engaging in learning a second language thereby uses another language on a pretty regular basis that means you're a developing bilingual so in essence you are via lingual by by you know we probably exactly if maybe maybe maybe as an alternative to be bilingual. Maybe we should think of. This is developing bilingual.
TSA Plagued by Staff Shortages, Security Delays Expected
"The T S a is desperate for workers to and it's getting tough to meet the growing demands that many of the nation's airports the T S. A is projecting staff shortages at more than 100 of the nation's airports. Some have dozens of positions unfilled as more and more people crowd in for summer travel with the pandemic easing. The Washington Post reports. The T S a administrator is asking office employees to volunteer at airports for more than a month. They could do non screening duties. At Charlotte's airport, For example, some airlines are recommending people get to the airport 2 to 3 hours before their scheduled flight because of security delays.
Record Rise in US Wholesale Prices Over the Past Year
"A record increase in wholesale prices over the past twelve months as the economy emerges from pandemic lockdowns and pushes inflation higher the labor department says wholesale prices have jumped six point six percent in the past year that's the largest twelve month increase our records going back to twenty ten in may wholesale prices driven by rising food costs increased eight tenths of one percent core inflation is up five point three percent over the past year that's the largest increase on records going back to twenty fourteen analysts say the big jump in wholesale prices following the five percent gain in consumer prices that was announced last week underscores the current upward movement in inflation my camp in Washington
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"Welcome back to another episode of pandemic in It's June mid June now which is pride month I'm sure that you guys out. There are celebrating pride and with everything that's continuing to happen across the country and the world. We thought this week. We would highlight some black. Led organizations that we've been learning from and wanted to share with you. Guys so a few organizations here. The first one that we found that we really like is called Glitz G. L. S. and it's raising money to house black transpeople and they're just getting started. another group is called snap for freedom and they've put together another great tool kit for people out there who are interested in policing and punishment. An organization called Tgi. Justice has been doing some really amazing work addressing the Prison Industrial Complex here in California or I am. A few more organizations than Marsha. P Johnson Institute has often membership benefits while your money goes directly to the Black Trans. Community organization called the OKRA project works to have Black Trans Chefs Cook directly for black transpeople. And finally. For the girls that's for F O R. G W R L. ass they raise money to assist Trans folks with rents and affirmative surgeries, so you can find links for all these organizations and more in our show. Notes also lifeline which we talk about in every show we have than the show have their number. They put together specifically a translator fly now for transgender. People who are having suicidal thoughts suicidal ideation that number is eight, seven, seven, five, six, five, eight, eight, six, zero. All those are in the show notes that just happened. The show notes you can find those and now. Hey, Brooklyn minds how you guys doing today. Better now that we're together. Yeah I love doing us. Today. We have on your with us. psychiatrist. We have Michelle burnaby with us as well and we have well. Oh say who is a post, doctoral fellow therapist at minds as well. How well how are you excellent? Don't get. How's your week been pretty busy, but during it I feel like we're in an inbetween time right now. There's a lot happening, but Maybe things have ratcheted back a little bit from where we were in a few different like over the last few weeks. I think things are going to start like the pressure is just kind of like dialed back a little bit, but it's about to keep. Yes well especially with covert right because we're seeing states that kind of have been chill chill chill about it. Their numbers are spiking I. think Texas is one of Arizona so. Yeah. I mean that. In between I think covert numbers. Unfortunately are going to go up again soon..
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"Our going outside and we said well. You know we have this kind of common refrain. You know health. Being healthy does not just mean. Being COVID FREE And you know helping having a healthy society doesn't mean just being in quarantine so they. They were okay and we wore masks. We stayed in the back of the rally, so we were like in the more you know, not so packed in place. But where did you guys go out? Where were your experiences I? Don't Washington DC so I went to black lives matter plaza. In front of the White House. Actually I mean I've been here for a couple of weeks now, so I got to see like a guest. The bunker develop. From the I like barricades to the second barricades, concrete reinforcer into net now the fence now the fences covered by. Open to beautiful protests are. Came to the White House, in maybe even better that way. In terms of corona virus, lot of protesters handing out free sanitizer. Good, amount of people wearing mass, although not everyone in you know. They're giving a speech. And then started coughing in like. Give speech. Yeah, Girl Circle and kept coughing coffeenated. Okay, I'M GONNA like tap out of the speech. Circle? Face fat, slick kind of unawareness. Maybe they were caught in the moment. You know I think that's an important thing physiologically to own speaking to before like win this fight flight and this adrenaline kind of gets going. We lose some of our frontal CORTEX. The capacity to be a little more thoughtful. Maybe, she wasn't even aware. She was coughing vigorously into a crowd. I think for me and in terms of like thinking about my own mental health. It's like I have not protests person I, just nine, the crowds of not yelling. And so for me, sometimes I feel guilty and I think a lot of other people might be feeling less where it's like where you know, you should be doing something you want to go out and you want to participate, but for covert, or for other reasons you might not and so from me. I really thought about this week and last couple of weeks. What other ways I can give back. How can I how can I help donate? How can I help organize? How can I participate in a vigorous way? That doesn't have exposed. There have me out there and I. think that's an important thing for people to remember is that? If you feel guilty for not being out there think about other healthier alternatives, and there's plenty of ways his planet ways. We can help and contribute right now. Well. Let's get to some questions because we did have some questions from listeners. Let me start just by giving our normal disclaimer. I, we do any hear from you if you're listening, how are you doing? What are you concerned about? What are you coping with How can we help you? We've set up a voicemail and.
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"Hey everyone and welcome to another episode of pandemic check in. It is the first week of June now I can't believe that we'll second week of June. It's kind of is the first in the second week of Gee I can't even remember well this show. In case you guys are tuning in for the first time. This is pandemic check and this is the show where we talk about how we're doing. We check in with our mental health, and it's me Benadryl with Western sound, and I'm here with the groundbreaking mental health professionals at Brooklyn Mines so today we have Dr Owen. Your how you doing Owen I am doing well today. Is a psychiatrist and the Medical Director Brooklyn Minds? We also have Michelle Burnaby R. N. psychiatric nurses. How're you doing today, Michelle? I'm tired tired. Yeah! I didn't sleep very well last night. And I have no idea why, but it just kind of comes and goes. We also have will say he is a post. Doctoral fellow at Brooklyn minds well. How are you today? I'm doing excellent. I got a great night's sleep. Rub It in. So. When did you will? This is your first time on this show. Tell us a little bit about yourself your specialty. What is a post? Doctoral fellow at Brooklyn minds up to so. I basically just finished my PhD and psychology. I graduated from the University of Akron which is only known for being the hometown of Lebron James But apart from that I really enjoy doing mental health especially marginalized communities people of caller..
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"And I'm still dealing with some some lingering symptoms, so it's definitely been a longer a longer journey than I anticipated reading reading an article over the weekend, and the New York Times, so it was like corona virus at six months. Because I guess it's been around for six months now, and it was talking about. And I remember when it started, it was like Oh. Yeah, this is a respiratory illness, but then they were running through like they're all these other symptoms that people are experiencing and they still don't know why. Some people get worse than others. Some people don't get it at all. All. There's just so much that we don't know even now about these are. The science is still evolving our understanding still evolving. What are you? What are you feeling now like? What are those lingering effects on you today like it's? It's what Chu early. June, so. That's like two and a half months almost yeah, so I would say the past month has been most symptom free months I'm almost back to normal levels of activity, but what is normal right now right when we're most are still stuck inside. Our apartments is kind of hard to to gauge energy levels but I do deal with at least once or twice in the past month. Really intense fatigue. Temperature fluctuation issues where I don't have a fever and I'm lucky. In this regard, there are other people that are spoken to who are relapsing back into much more severe issues, but just you know chills sweats, kind of unexplainable headaches that sort of thing, and they're certainly certainly mental health issues of you know having to think so much about your health, and make so many every decision right whether or not I should exercise today whether or not I should stay up past ten. Every single decision feels like it has pretty high stakes when you're recovering from a disease. Disease that that people die from so so it's been tough, but definitely the opportunity to connect with other other patients survivors has been a huge saving grace for me both from the perspective of mental health, as well as just even getting that that you know validation that you were talking about those articles talking about the myriad of different symptoms, those who didn't really exist until recently, so it was pretty isolating journey up until quite recently, so so, how did that happen?.
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"They need to stay home for whatever reason so they're lane can be donating money kind of like what you're saying. Supporting people that way near just are multiple lanes that people can be and I thought that that was sort of a helpful context for. You know putting my own participation and. Perspective. Learn what what are you hearing from? The people that you're talking with? I think I'm hearing. A lot of similar themes to Danny was talking about here. People that I've been speaking to have a lot of strong desires to participate and to. Not E- silent right now and. At the same time, I also know that some of you know the people that I've been talking to have expressed at others around them have concerns about them going to protest and participating and you know this. I feel like we are facing to public health concerns here. Racism is a public health issue and Kobe is a public health issue and. People are struggling to Kinda have to. Feel that we need to address those its rebuilding. In previous episodes about like health and wellness is not just one thing. Your health and wellness doesn't is not solely defined by the fact that you're coronavirus free. And I think like you can extend that rate to like a society like. Is Not. Healthy and happy, simply because we're all staying like they're all these other issues right and we need to deal with them and we need to tackle them. It's enough to overwhelm people. I feel I've been feeling really overwhelmed and kind of doing the thing that I was doing like in the early days of the pandemic, just like sitting at home and kind of like scrolling through twitter and just like I think my anxiety like Ray rising and rising and saying like okay okay I. Need a break..
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"Another episode of Pandemic check-in are in your Andy Psychiatrists with Brooklyn minds here Hey Owen. Hi there. What are we? That is an understatement. I. Mean my wife and I were joking around the weekend because we were like you know seems like something's happening this year every two months. That makes you think the last two months. We're actually not that big of a deal. And we just started thinking like well. What's going to happen two months from now? That makes us think that this past weekend was not that big of a deal. we have to other. To other psychologists from Brooklyn Lines on with us today I want to say welcome. To new voices for us when I say welcome, Danny, reese a mental health counselor Africa minds Danny. How are you doing today high so far so good? Danny you bring a cool perspective this week I think because your former San Francisco police officer so I'm really excited to talk to you. Today also have learned Moy who is a PhD psychologist also reminds I learn. How are you? Hi, Ben Doing, doing well glad to be here. How are you guys doing this week? I, mean things are things are Kinda stressful Yeah, It's kind of crazy. Out there I live sort of in the midtown areas are really right by kind of like the looting and the rioting and wow, and it's It's stressful. It's Kinda scary Yeah, how `Bout you learn. How are you doing this week? Weli I think like a lot of others I'm I'm fluctuating. In terms of my emotions. Definitely filling nixed things at different times. Exhaustion I think is a common common description, and definitely something I'm feeling as well but. Emotional around a lot of things and You know I think just to. Doing the best we can. Yeah, for sure I WANNA before we get into what you're your. And things like that I just WanNa I, acknowledge the protests that have been happening across the country in the wake of George Floyd Brianna Taylor. Ahmad rb. Tony mcdade, all those the terrible murders that have happened in the past months, people have been gathering together and people are doing this to bring awareness to police tally and issues that disproportionately affect black and brown communities. This is really important and one way that we can support any of our listeners out there from the black community is to highlight black mental health providers who have been integral during this time and our show notes, you can find a curated list of mental health resources tailored to the black community that's provided by Maya Richardson twitter..
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"Be present in boring moments like this so along the same lines. We guest with us today. Paul Benson from health. Paul is a trainer and fitness expert. Who Specializes in making health and wellbeing a byproduct of everybody's unique individual lifestyle? He works in Santa Monica. Hey Paul Hey there. Welcome depend on check-in thanks so much for joining us today. Thanks for having me. I would be really remissed to say that. You're not just a personal trainer. You trained the entire cast of star wars the force of weekends. And that's important. I think things to say you just see as you train them in. What in the health and fitness. That's what with professional athletes and a lot of actors on movies and things like that pandemic has been really crazy for you. I'm sure what you tell us a little bit about. What your pandemic. What you're quarantine. What have you been going through? It's been you know it's it's being gone through phases initially it was you know we in. La We have a physical space the gym And Rehab Center and so that was suddenly disappeared. So we're like okay. What happened what do I do now? And since then the question is being okay. What does the future of health look like? And we still don't know because we don't know when or even if people are going to be comfortable getting together in groups so there's so much unknown that it's really sort of shaking my world and I've had to really think how people going to consume this. How people can deal with Health Canadian? The future and it's hard for me to know. Is this like a short term future? This A medium-term future. I think you know with that with just jumping with that. Is that for me? That's how I look at it. It's like okay. This is the time to everything sort of crumbled and we get to look. Okay I can rebuild it as close to the way it was or I can rethink okay. I have I have a moment to take a breath and to look at what do I want? What can a future do? I want to sort of build and who I want to show up as in that future. Exactly what are your clients saying? What are the people you work with? What are they going to?.
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"You may have regarding mental condition or your mental health needs. Okay that said. That's jump straight into this voicemail. Hey Show I've been pretty interest about reopening mainly because I relations started to make me feel like it'd be coming awkward and I feel like all need to learn how to socialize when we open and becoming really nervous on zoom calls and I'm just laughing at things that aren't really funny desperate for laughter. Yeah so I'm really sure what to do with these feelings so someone who's feeling anxious about all things social and I maybe starting to to show that on Jim Calls and then the socializing that we're doing who knows what's going to happen. She starts seeing people Back in real life. Where do you guys think about that? It seems like this caller is really where painfully so of how offered they feel inside My guess is that the people on the outside of their mind are noticing this way less and so You know on average. Were really aware of what we're thinking and feeling and other people are pre for their thinking and feeling about themselves but the the scrutiny that I imagine this caller feels under might not be quite as thorough as they imagine shelf. How's that sound to you? Yeah I mean I think that kind of also this thread about reopening a lot of people are anxious about reopening. I think that's a common thing. I think the thing to remember. Have some Realistic expectations about it. And that it's okay to not feel good about it and that it just like it took time to maybe adjust to this normal. Whatever is next which is going to be different in the one we had before krona virus. It's GONNA take time to adjust to that too so just allowing yourself maybe to be awkward as you reenter work and you know some kind of sense of compassion there that it might it might be. Awkward Readjusting. It might take time feel okay. My wife sent me an article this week. That was about trying to get comfortable with the fact that were being very very. Everything is very uncomfortable. Now you know and I think we've talked about this on this show this idea of Just radical acceptance radical acceptance of kind of where we're at and not knowing what's going to come next and it sort of amazing if you think about it because things have changed so much over three months you know and maybe going to change that much again. We don't know we don't know what's going to happen and that's a really hard thing to kind of wrap your head around but also for me. It's a little comforting just to think that wherever we're at now is not necessarily where we're going to be so. I guess there's you know fifty fifty chance it'll just get better either going to get better or worse fifty fifty. It'll get better exactly and you the normal we had before wasn't an inclusive normal for most people and hopefully we build something a little better. I think that's a really good point. The normal we had before wasn't necessarily a great place we were just really really used to it exactly into maybe there is. Maybe there is a way to as we're kind of moving through these new normal afternoon normals. Maybe there is a way that we can build something. Find some space for ourselves to make it better than it was before it's like rapidly prototyping a better world My initial reaction to this was God screen. You've got to feel not awkward before all this happened and now you're having to deal with it Ha but also Saudi. Yeah I mean there are plenty of people who felt plenty awkward before this and now I mean there's just an article was quoted in the Times kind of about this phenomenon that people who had problems before the pandemic in some cases is better than people who were kind of newly introduced to the world of awkwardness And so as as a as a skill to offer Call out the fact that it's awkward and suddenly it won't be as much so it's awkward to be doing this and again will diffuse the bomb. This is my guess great. Here's a one more voice force. My Dad actually had a stroke a few days ago and It's been hard. Obviously my initial reaction to go and visit him but I decided not to because he has five autoimmune diseases and just the thought of potentially you know making his situation worse or giving him something that he wouldn't survive terrifies me. It's actually worse because my step mom keeps trying to ask me to come visit him and a lot of people are honestly kind of shaming me and asking me. You know if you don't even feel sick. How can you kind of abandoned him during this time? Which obviously makes things worse and I feel like you know. I'm not helping as much as I could So I guess. My question is how to kind of navigate this situation in regards to trying to keep compliance but also you know support a family member that's sick from afar Yeah thank you so much really appreciate that. You guys are doing this. So this is I. Think Part of a constellation of questions that. I'm having that you know people are giving us messages with That's all about kind of different levels of comfort with different kinds of risk. And this is somebody who is not comfortable taking very much risk at all but other people are saying. Hey you should come and take this risk and I feel like there's this is something I think we should talk about How do you balance your own ideas of risk with other people's ideas of risk? But let's let's just take this call. I do you guys have any any thoughts. I mean what I do that comes up for me is the idea of consent and so in Psychiatry. You know. Some people aren't able to consent and that's a huge thing so if it's an elderly parent you know what what is the capacity to truly understand what's going on and the risk so if my parents were sick and I feel like my parents could consent to truly understanding the situation. That's going on I would you know have a conversation around him. Look I may not be sick right now but I could give you this virus. You're at very high risk you know is me being around. Does that kind of outweigh is that benefit outweigh the risk of potentially getting this virus? In that situation I would then be you know limiting my risk behaviors so really mitigating risk by not seeing other people. If I was going to be seeing a family member who was in a high risk category of potential of a fatality from this disease. So yeah it. A lot of it is about having can conversations of consent making sure and checking using Am I getting this right? You know what what are you understand? What I'm saying making sure that you're pausing to understand Their thoughts that their understanding your thoughts and Yes even if the risks outweigh the benefits so consent it does everyone understand. What's going on and are they okay? With what could happen beforehand talking about these things beforehand. I think Michelle some really well and I think a lot of the risks were asked to assume. Now aren't particularly voluntary. I think we need to be even more careful about assuming people will be okay with things that they have the right to not be okay with. And even if we think it's a bad idea or people are being over-cautious or people being under cautious the the freedom to choose those things is what makes it okay to deal with them in my mind and I think we can learn from like poly-amorous relationships where I also having honest conversations about what each member of the party is doing outside of them seeing you. You know Are they going hopping around from party to Party to party or are they gonNA consenting to only see you and maybe you know our cousin gene and genes only consenting to seeing? It's having these clear communications being honest checking in like. Hey you know what I'm GonNA actually go to this party so I'm not gonNA see for two weeks. Is that okay? I think getting grounded in the fact that conversations are going to be necessary to have and not every outcome of them. You'll like Nolan Donna. Everyone will agree with you. And yet the fact that we freely enter those conversations and accept the fact that alternate perspective may exist is the thing that makes any of this even remotely okay. There was a really interesting article and L. posted in the show notes. Who was in a funny source? When that I don't normally read called technology review and it was about if you're going to start Start Your own bubble like what people are calling corentin bubbles or I really like the phrase corn team like you're gonNA start a corn team and what that means is like if you're going to get like a couple of families together to share childcare responsibilities and then you have to have these conversations about you know what level of risk you comfortable with what level of risk or what level of socialization are. Are you going to do outside of your quarantine or outside of your bubble and I think that the analogy is very apt right? Is You're asking sort of other people to come into. Essentially an extended family unit create an extended family unit. And you need to make sure that everybody's on the same page in terms of risk and in terms of socialization and everybody is sort of like defaulting to the most conservative ideas. And that's not something that everybody is going to be up for and I think like the technology review article I thought was really interesting because it was like understand that this might not go well and set some ground rules at the very beginning of every conversation about asking people to join your team that this may not work or we may start to not like each other and it may be better to end it rather than keep going even though you know some of the childcare situations or more convenient or whatever It was really interesting and I think it is I think that analogy is good right. It's like you know when we talked with Julia Marcus Earlier this week she She was an HIV researcher. And she brought up this idea of The action language that I came out of the AIDS epidemic being one that sort of helped people understand that sex and AIDS. Just don't do it. There were different types of risk involved with different types of sexual acts. And here. You know this isn't a sexually transmitted disease coke. Nineteen socially transmitted disease and so a lot of these conversations around you know what during the HIV epidemic were conversations around sex now our conversations just around being social right. Because that's how this disease is transmitted yet. I think the other thing to talk about as we're talking about these conversations on his conversations is to kind of remind people that you can say anything as long as it's done compassionately so I know a lot of times our patients you they come to me. How do I say this? Can I say this? I'm feeling this what do I do you know? The advice is always to just say name the elephant in the room but do it in a compassionate way. And and know that you you have permission to say anything as long as it's coming from compassionate place so let's let's let's flesh out a little bit because I know that this is something that has come up. I think I've read articles about people. Being harassed for not wearing their masks. Were being harassed for wearing their masks. I know that as we're opening up people with different levels of comfort with different types of risks Erga encounter each other. So would you mind if we kind of just like go through a couple of different scenarios? And you can. You're going to be much better than me. So maybe I'll be the offender person saying things the right way on my be okay. So we're walking on the street We're coming towards each other. I'm jogging. I'm not wearing a mask and that makes you uncomfortable. Okay so for me.
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"Joined by special guest rather than our usual mental health professionals because I just read this really fascinating article in the Atlantic the Atlantic as I'm sure you know has been killing it with its coverage of Corona virus all the political battles covering the latest science and also just really provocative ideas. And that's what this article. It was a very provocative idea. The article is called. If you haven't read it you should go seek it out. It's called quarantine fatigue Israel and the author. Is Julia Marcus? Who is a professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School so Julius on the zoom with me right now Julia? Thanks a lot for talking today. Thanks for having me. I was GONNA start by giving some of your article but I'll let you do that by way of a very interesting story that you tell the article about the last time. The United States was ravaged being ravaged by an epidemic of an unknown virus killing thousands and thousands of people. Can you set the scene for us and tell us what happened? That change the way regular people were dealing with it. Yeah so I I'm an HIV researcher. So I was really thinking about. Cova it from this perspective of What happened in the early eighties when HIV hit and We didn't actually know A and I say we. I was an infant but The broader we didn't know what this virus was. It didn't even have a name yet and Didn't really know how to prevent it. But it started to become clear that it was being sexually transmitted and the there wasn't really a sense of Safer sex at that point the main recommendation that gay men were getting was just. Don't have sex. But as we all know as human beings that's a tough recommendation to follow and there was a revolutionary moment when a couple of community activists who were gay men in the community just Worked with their doctor on Some guidance around safer sex and what they did was they laid out not just condom use but all the different potential sexual acts you could engage in and the spectrum of risk so that people could make informed decisions knowing they knew that sustained. Abstinence forever was not going to be an option so they knew their community needed this guidance and it had an enormous impact. I read a ton of articles and I haven't read the actual studies. I've read articles about studies about only sex. Ed that happens in many states. Many communities around the country and how those communities actually have higher incidents of teenagers having sex in teenage and teenage pregnancy. It's Kinda kinda similar right like like if you just say everything's bad. Don't give any information about it. Then people who choose to do those things don't have any information that's exactly right. And that's what. The research shows about abstinence only education for example for teens there many of them are going to have sex anyway and they're not gonNA know about condoms they're not going to know about contraception and birth control. And it's just. It's a missed opportunity to help protect those teens when they do go ahead and have sex. So how is that similar to what's happening now with Colonel Virus well in early March we We were told to stay home and that was exactly what we needed. We needed to catalyze this huge change in human behavior and try to flatten the curve. And we kind of thought at the beginning. This'll be a few weeks right and then we thought okay. Maybe it'll be a couple of months and now it's become clear that this is going to be many more months if not years and we have to find a way to do this that sustainable but at this point the main messaging from public health authorities is abstinence. Only stay home and people are already making decisions. Every day around navigating their risk The teens who are like well. Maybe I'll do this one thing but I don't really know risky. It is and they don't really have guidance because they've just been told abstinence only we've been talking about that in my family like okay. How risky is it to go to the store? How risky is it to go outside to the park? How RISKY IS IT? If we go to our friends backyard and do like a social distance hang out and like we don't really know what the risks are. I mean there's been like articles here and there like there's some articles in the last week about foreign quarantine teams which I thought was just a great team. I hadn't heard that bubbles but I have. It's the same thing it's the same thing I just really But Yeah Yeah so. Like how do you navigate that risk and there's just like there's no way that we should know yeah and I think the the danger if we don't really have evidence based guidance on that spectrum of risk that people. Will fixate on things that are really not high risk. I mean I've gotten a lot of questions about. Can you get this virus from picking up your mail and it's like well. I guess there's like a theoretical possibility that the person who delivered your mail you know. Think about like the whole chain of events that would have to happen for you to get Corona Corona virus from your mail. It's pretty unlikely right but people are really concerned about it. I remember like the beginning. It was like. Oh you have to disinfect your groceries you have to put your packages from Amazon and the garage for three days and then there are sort of articles that came later. That were like no. Don't you don't actually need to worry about your groceries. You kinda need to worry about doorknobs but not really so even the messages I mean. It's it's hard because our knowledge about the virus has been changing so much even week to week and then messages about risk of changing alongside of that. There was an article written by a UMASS. I want to say a University of Massachusetts Professor Epidemiologists. Basically like trying to come up with a playbook about what risk is and. What'S NOT RISKY. Can you go outside? Should you be inside? Where how are you assessing risk? And how do you know what you're assessing for risk now is going to be the same two weeks from now? Yeah you make a great point about how some of the mixed messages and confusion around this are about just the science evolving. This is a new virus that appeared a few months ago and scientists are working really hard to research. What's going on with transmission and where the risks are and some. Some messages are going to change over. Time as the science evolves really rapidly But also I think we do have a pretty good sense of what. The highest risk settings and activities are and what the lowest risk ones are. I think there might be some fuzziness in between but we know that high risk setting is going to be people who you know. Pe- people in close contact in a crowded indoor setting poor ventilation for an extended period of time right like that is a clear high risk situation. Low risk Staying home and Family Right. And then there's all these things in between so you know going. Think let's think about mothers day for him and I think a lot of people made a lot of decisions on mother's Day around. Should I see my mom? And how should I see her and should I hug her? Should I not and you can think about a spectrum of risk in that situation like you know having a Brunch a full on brunch indoors with lots of family that's going to be higher risk but sitting in lawn chair six feet apart and bringing your own. Snacks IS GONNA be fairly low risk. When of the things that I've been thinking a lot about and that we've been talking about a lot on this show. Specifically is that the idea of corona virus free like that's not the only definition of healthy and that health including includes mental health and that the actions we take to stay corona virus free. They may not be the best actions we can take for overall health and I think this is this idea of lake. Everything is either riskier. Not Risky you put in your article. This idea of like binary ideas of risk assessment. It's either risk or it's not risk. That's neither true for all the activities and it's not true for like staying at home either and it's not necessarily the best thing that you can do for your health that's right it risk it. What is risk risk is probability and probability ranges from zero to one? It's a continuous coverage. Not One thing versus another and you're exactly right that a focus on infectious disease prevention at the exclusion of everything else is reductive. Health involves more than that. And if for the people who are completely content or or you know discontent but not seriously struggling with our current situation of distancing. I encourage them to keep doing it. Because that is low risk right so that we want to reduce risk as much as possible but for the people who are really struggling and have and really need human contact. We need to find ways to support them and getting it. That are low risk for transmission. So give us some tips some low risk situations that we can do to help our mental health help our sense of community helpers of connection here. Well there's The lawn chairs on Mother's Day example. And then just in general being outdoors is GonNa be a good for our health and our Mood and also it's a low risk setting for transmission and that includes potentially a going on a walk with somebody and sure you wanna try to be six feet apart but in general just walking near somebody is going to be fairly low risk for transmission and I want to be careful right now because I certainly don't want to encourage anyone to take more risks than what are you know. What's currently in public health? Guidance and really my message is about how guidance needs to change. So I want to not be giving personal recommendations but there is a difference between crowded indoor settings and outdoor settings where we can have space for each other. And that's just it too right like I was thinking the other sort of you know to go to the other extreme. You get the kind of liberate crowd who are saying you know. We don't need to do anything but they're kind of ignoring all the risk and saying there is no risk at all but there is risk we just need to be really smart about how we choose to encounter it. Yeah absolutely I think the last thing we want is for people to say you know what? I'm just squirrel. There's going to go back to business as usual and That that would be a potential disaster so for people on both sides of the spectrum. We have We need to try to find some middle ground to kind of support. Everyone in something. That's sustainable one. Other thing that you talked about a lot of things you talked interest about in your article. That were interesting but you brought up. Shame specifically as a social mechanism that has real impacts on people. So how does how does shame factor into all of this? I think shame happens when we have this. Abstinence only messaging where we stigmatize everything. That's not abstinence and then people Then then people have a tendency to start shaming people for their behaviors. So when we see somebody who's doing something that we think is against public health guidelines. Right now we may feel angry and we may Shame them either in person or on social media or you know we see articles in the lay press that are showing these crowded beaches. And there is this like. Aren't these people stupid and selfish and And it might. I mean it's understandable. I think that desire to shame but it doesn't really have the effect that we want it to have and looking at HIV prevention research for example when we shame for example economists sex. It doesn't make people stop having countless X. it just makes them not talk about it and the results that they don't tell their doctor they're having less sex so the doctor doesn't test them for HIV or STI is and it just makes things worse so the last thing we want is for people to feel such shame about their choices right now that for example if a imagine like contact tracers contacting someone and saying where you at that party and they're terrified to say they were at that party because of this kind of culture of shame it's GonNa Backfire. Racine that in Korea with the new Little cell that developed. And they say it's about this one guy who went to a bunch of clubs but people are embarrassed to say that they went to those clubs. They put false names and it's really messed up. How they're trying to contact tracing informed people right. And that's actually a situation where you have multiple kinds of stigma interacting..
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"Okay welcome to episode of pandemic check in. This is the show where we check in about how we're doing for real. I mean I feel like we're saying this a lot but checking in about mental health is something. We're all doing a lot more of these days and I think that's good do you guys do you guys think that that's good that this sort of more top of mind for us my suspicion is that staying completely Dead to ourselves Is going to be long term. The best way to measure myself as we won't have any just live no just admit nothing ever got of course the voice of back their own your MD psychiatrists also. You know a stand up comedian. Sometimes or maybe maybe next career thank career was very sure. Maybe the reason you went into mental health also with us today as Rebecca Sinclair PhD. Jesus psychologist Both of them work at Brooklyn Mines. the groundbreaking mental health practice in Brooklyn New York Rebecca. How are you doing today? I'm doing all right. I feel like it's been like we were on the show. I think one of the first a handful of shows and that was like at the beginning of the pandemic when everything was just like racing so far out of control just like beyond anything that we could comprehend and think things are moving so fast a now. Where where are you at now like you know eight weeks later? Yeah I say it's been eight weeks and Everyday has been the same since then Which I think is the experience everyone. Savic we are home. It's GROUNDHOG's Day There is a repetitiveness but I think thinking back to when we first talk and this was all starting. Everyone was trying to define their footing. Were all still dealing with a lot. There's still a lot going on and things changed day to day but you know finding the groove at the same time having the ways to make this really abnormal situation have some sense of normalcy. How're you finding your group? Are there specific things You're doing that help you with that. I think having a schedule is really important making. It's a piece of advice that's been well published and for reason so you know. I have my coffee routine in the morning. I have certain times where I'm taking my dog out or Making sure to get some sunshine setting up a time to work setting time that I put my laptop away at even if I'm having screen time of TV it's different than my work. Screen time Setting up some recurring happy hours and social contact with people. Just having those things to look forward to is made a big difference. Yeah I feel like We've been pretty get setting up a routine but then you know with my kids that are. My kids are nine and eleven Often will have just big feelings. We'll come out of nowhere and just upset our routines all the time and so trying to figure out how to maintain a balance also make room for big feelings and you know. Help them deal with their big feelings. That's been kind of an ongoing kind of theme Slash Struggle Smash Challenge and my home life. You're going to bring my child psychologist side right now. Because I think you're so right I have. I advocate. Oh to WHO's younger. Which makes it a little bit easier to have him. Go along with my routine By think what you're talking about is that it's so important to have routine structure so that when you deviate from it. When something happens that interrupts it you have something else to be able to come back to And that's where a lot of safety in structure comes from his that knowing that it's not gonna be perfect that you're not gonna be able to do it exactly right each day but that you have a framework to come back to and to adapt when those big feelings or new situations come up because I'm talking about finding my group but there are definitely days where there's been huge disruptions to it at having to come back at having to kind of return to it has has an effort to yeah totally totally trying to find that stability and they're just like mounting it with flexibility. Exactly exactly Oh and how are you finding your groove? You've been through a lot with your wife having Cova da and anew having not having Kobe but being sequestered from your kids. And where are you at these days? How are you finding a group? Are You finding a group? Well I think it's important to remember. The group is in the heart and I've been really fighting my salsa and music essentially And and coming up with covers of songs that shouldn't be cover songs Trying to find the emotion that fits now in the song. I used to know if that makes sense so like don't stop believing is power ballot and I wanted to figure out if I could record version. Don't stop believing that had been pivots to it because I might stop believing and that really helped me kind of like in my mind like kind of come to terms with the kind of discontinuity in the experience. I'm having so by having some part of you. Know the the the artistic endeavor be the old and some of it. The new interpretation of it which isn't at all like the original thing that that keeps my brain from exploding interesting interesting We are going to we have a caller lined up so we're going to Go straight to her. They may have a guest coming on Later as well so let's get straight to it. I'm GONNA just If you want to be a part of the show you're having struggles or challenges or just questions. You know about mental health about anything that you're going through or if you're finding great strategies for coping we want to hear about those two we have a voicemail set up in College at eight five eight to five one seven seven zero. Leave a message with your story your name and your number if you want us to call you back but you don't have to. You can be anonymous as well and don't worry about writing that down or rewinding just top the show notes and you can find that right there..
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"We're back at pandemic another episode We sort of unexpectedly took last week off. Things just got a little too crazy I think in my life With work and the kids and family. But we're back this week. I'm Benadryl with Western southbound and I have with me today Dr Owen Moore and Michelle burnaby Ends at Gatwick nurse both from Brooklyn minds. How are you guys doing today? I'm I'm good. It's my birthday. Oh Oh and that's that's vested thank you. That's great do you. What are you doing for your birthday this? I wonder recorded a song. Oh Yeah you recorded a song I did. I could hear the song I can make that possible. Yes okay. We're GONNA put it a song in.
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"We talked in a previous episode. I thought it was really cool. Conversation talking about like all the ways that things could go wrong and really like getting making some really silly ways of dealing with how awful things could be just like going really crazy and I. I did that with my kids. I thought of some really terrible silly ways that things can go super super wrong. I think it's worth it. You know what I'm one of the things I'm hearing you say is it's worth it to start thinking about like what are some ways that things could go right given the limitations that we have. What are some ways that we can try to find meaning here? What are some things that we can do that? We haven't been able to do until now were or tangible attainable. Thing would be okay so say I mean how. It's used some kettering so say someone is a singer and they have throat cancer but they love music. They can no longer sing. Like that. Doesn't mean you still thanks for your relationship to music and song you know and maybe you call someone and you know maybe you're not going to be on stage but maybe you can still sing to the birds every morning. Maybe you can go on June. Sing with a friend you can. You can still engage with things that are meaningful to you. It's maybe look different Budge challenging yourself not to to still pursue. Meaning there's a book recommendation The book is called the Diving Bell and the butterfly. It's also been made into a film A biography Britain by someone who had locked in syndrome and The journalists name who wrote it is shown jaw. Monique At Bobby. I'm hoping I'm pronouncing that right great He had he had a massive hemmer. Stroke that left him with locked in syndrome which means he could only blink. His eyes to communicate the voluntary control. He added his whole body and people after they have this. Very rare stroke in the brain stem Their cognition is completely intact. Their brain is the same as it always ask. All they can do is blink and he wrote this entire book by blinking. Oh my gosh. So it's short. It's the most. It's the most extreme example of of restriction of one's freedom. You could imagine and yet he still was able to live a really remarkable life of the mind. And leave this for us. If you're holds an at risk or young at risk. I have an autoimmune disease. I'm an Immuno suppressants. This is potentially bad news for me. What do you do with that? And the answer is meaning and and part of what let us have that meaning is by radically accepting the situation as it is which I've talked about before. And then thinking about credit creatively the permission slips that gives you to think about things differently. What a great opportunity. I have to know that X. Y. Z. Doesn't apply anymore and that no one's GonNa expect good news. No one expects you to leave your house. You don't have to go anywhere right. Knowing expects them. You don't have to do any of those things. What does that free you up to do if you think about it that way and you know for me. I'm a psychiatrist. I don't get to see my patients in person. That's a really big deal. Where does that free up to do? Think ABOUT ENTRANCE. That's quite a lot And and at seventy five and I heard her voice and I was again personally like Michelle moved. Thank you for the life you've led by the way That has allowed us to all. Get to this place where we have the. I hope more wherewithal to struggle with this pandemic than we did. The last one pandemics create change. We got calculus out of the plague. Got King Lear. Out of the plague we got. Who Nineteen eighteen pandemic. And I hope to get your story People who are elderly and have lived life and have wisdom to impart shirt with us from this experience. 'cause you're at home and you have the time to maybe write that down a record or whatever happens to be there is something else that she Kind of was talking about a Nicola. I know I've been feeling as well which is just like an incredible amount of stress and anxiety when you do have to leave the house. You know that that the corona virus is everywhere. Don't touch anything Where your face mask? You know. I'm I'm a big wall leaner. I like to lean against walls while waiting to go into grocery stores for example which is something that I do now that I didn't do a month ago but now I'm standing rigid not touching anything and just like dealing with that that stress leaving the house going to these places where you know there is potentially higher risk for infection has just gotten to be lake like really hard. Are you guys feeling not to or or how are you guys dealing with that? Yeah I mean to me it goes back to the serenity prayer like what can I change? What can I change? There's modifiable risk factors which I could decrease wear masks. I can wash my hands but you know I can't also immuno-compromised and I just have to accept that you know for me. The Russian Roulette of this virus. I don't know but I if the more time I spend their it does nothing for me and but shuts me down. It gets me living in a small scared scared place so I'm going to be smart and I'm Gonna I'm GonNA BE SMART and I'm GonNa just keep keep going. I guess it's sort of like have like being worried having your hackles raised as appropriate because it forces you to be more cautious and we all need to be more cautious now when it gets debilitating. It's a question of doing some of those other things that we talked about right like setting a timer on your phone. You know having some written down like Goto relaxation activities. That you can do Connection activities that you can do Were Heaven Forbid. Call a therapist right. Department talked to them. Well Guys Owen. Michelle thank you both so much..
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"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"To a podcast is not a substitute for getting real help. This show is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical and or mental health advice. Diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health provider with any questions. You may have regarding a medical condition or mental health needs. Okay how do you get in touch with us? The Voice Mail you can call eight five eight two five five one seven seven zero. That's voicemail message. Leave us a message. The vascular name and a phone number. If you want us to call you back otherwise we can just play your message on the show like we're about to do. We also have a new way to get in touch with us. We're partnering with an APP called. Listen listen is a new APP. For listening to podcasts. And interacting with podcast makers there's a little button on each page that says start talking and you can just tap that's required a comment or a question in your own voice. We will go and hear that. Listen to that we may even played on the show So you can download the listen APP. It's for iphones right now. It's new just came out Good the IPHONE APP store and search. Listen APP I will also put a link in the show notes in that bone numbers in the show notes to okay. Here's our first question. This is from Cameron in Texas. Hail I love the show. Thanks for doing this. Turn Neither Weird Times so my question is about like feeling lonely. I live alone And while I've been doing more you know facetime some cool hang out happy hour kind of thing about friends. It's still kinda hard to not feel you know. have like thousands.
"pandemic" Discussed on Pandemic Check In
"Which is a very very similar to our beginning of show disclaimer Listening to a podcast is not a substitute for getting real help. the show is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical and or mental health advice diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health provider with any questions. You may have regarding a medical condition or a mental health. Need GonNa throw a few numbers at you right now. If you are in crisis you can text the word home. H O m e to these numbers seven four one. Seven five one. You can call one eight hundred life Mat L. I. E. Net E. T. If you want or need to talk to someone right now you can also call the national suicide prevention lifeline. If you or someone you love is having thoughts of suicide experiencing suicide itchen. That number is one eight hundred two seven three eight two five five again. All these numbers are in the show notes including our number. If you have a question you WANNA leave. Leave us a voicemail or send us a text eight five eight two five five one seven seven zero. I want to thank everybody listening. I WanNa thank you Owen. Thank you I am. This has been helpful and thank you. Michelle for for participating. Thank you Dr Neur- Psychiatrist and Michelle Burnaby psychiatric nurse with Brooklyn minds in New York. You can check out their website. Brooklyn minds DOT COM Pandemic chicken is produced by Western sound and Brooklyn minds. So thanks everyone for listening. We'll.
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"Yeah when I was actually. I was looking at Instagram the other day and I follow this like query therapists account and they had also kind of touched on how. This moment is like really hard for a lot of folks with eating disorders because You might find yourself like yes. Binging and Falling into old habits because of like or like finding yourself eating Let's say junk food because on a day-to-day basis. You usually limit yourself from junk food. So it's like they suggested kind of approaching it in this other mindset as well of like instead of seeing it as a bad thing or as a limitation. Let yourself feel okay. Eating those things I think there is like within Eating disorder treatment. There's intuitive eating which is kind of listening to your body and eating what feels right and I think kind of Wyatt and a support group space can also be a good partnership with intuitive. Eating is because it's a way to also externalize what your habits have been and keep yourself accountable because yes do you do. You don't WanNa be like militant about what you're eating and intuitive eating and like being kind and gentle right now is so important but if if you have a history of it being disordered eating And you know I mean it seems like you're calling because you're you're you're feeling that kick up right now There are yeah. I would encourage Support kind of more support right now because it is. It is a time when understandably so Can Things we had managed might might be coming to the forefront and again it's happening with eating disorders. It's happening with substance abuse. It's happening across the board so it's like a a normalized thing That I think there can be community support around. I think a think another thing too is like. We're all out of our routines right now and I know in my household. Were really struggling to find new routines that we can rely on. And you know kind of regularize everything that we're going through and it's like it's really helped Here for us to kind of have a schedule and try. Try our best to stick to it to say you know. We're figuring this out figuring out how to manage like the daily stress you know. When is it okay? Like we talked in the in the last episode about setting aside setting aside an hour to really like freak out but then putting a boundary around until like okay. I'M GONNA freak out for an hour and then I'm going to go and I'm going to stop freaking out and go do something else and I think that advice for me. It's been working really. Well thank you very much jam really shaped your call. Yeah of course. Thank you for taking the time Yeah Yeah thank you for calling in good. But here's a here's another message that we got On voicemail I'm just GONNA play it hi As someone who has with depression anxiety in the past. I'm finding that social distancing is bringing up last just feeling isolation and. It's making me feel as if I'm in the most sort of darkest places that my depression that sort of taken me. And although I'm cognizant of the fact that it's intentional and not a byproduct of my Depression I was wondering what is is there anything that I can do to sort of hope myself social distance without feeling isolated and without getting back to the place where. I'm extremely depressed Sets it thank you. Yeah I mean I think this is. This is another really common thing that people are experiencing Being thrown into a crisis of uncertainty is triggering. Everything in anything in people And.
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"Leave your name and number if you want us to call you back Tell us your story. Tell us how you're doing our questions. You have We're going to try our best to get to a bunch of them here so let's just. Let's just lied right in today. I think with a message. This is a message that we got Just a couple of days ago high. I will defer if he didn't use my name Mental Health Professional. So I'm in central worker and the pandemic is triggering a lot of Heidi and my depression that previously had battle with. But it's been heightened recently and I'd like to know how can deal with that and so do my job and shelf rush away that they'll productive thank you so this is kind of like a lot of questions. I feel like we're getting right now. Which is I'm having feelings. How do I take care of people all right? Take Care Bye self when I'm having These really intense feelings myself carefully.