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How do we deal with the COVID pandemic, the racial tensions, and the economic challenges that face us right now? The COVID-19 numbers are rising faster than we had expected across the country. The fear and anxiety many currently wrestle with is impacting the ability of people to cope with what have otherwise been the normal and routine activities of life.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
Strange, weird, scary, uncertain, unprecedented; all words I have heard to describe the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 around the globe, in our nation, and in our state. I have heard people describe the looks of others as they pass each other in stores; fearful, paranoid, and worried. I have also heard hope in people.
Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, an expert in understanding and treating trauma, recently made a short video for therapists to help us address the impact of COVID-19 on the psychological and relational health of us all. He noted how what we are facing with this pandemic is creating a number of preconditions of trauma that we must attend to in order to maintain our psychological and relational health.