Managing our Mental Health During the Holiday Season 2021-11-23
Podcast |
The Takeaway
Publisher |
PRX
WNYC
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Daily News
News
News Commentary
Politics
Publication Date |
Nov 23, 2021
Episode Duration |
00:53:47

Managing our Mental Health During the Holiday Season

Looking ahead to the second year of holidays during the pandemic, we speak with Dr. Vaile Wright, Senior Director of Health Care Innovation at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Wright discusses how to identify signs of depression and anxiety and the importance of creating a coping plan so that we can better manage our mental health during the holidays this year.

How to Cope With Grief and Loss During the Holiday Season

Covid-19 has claimed more than 5 million lives globally.  That means many families have an empty chair at the holiday table this year. Including many families in our Takeaway community of listeners. Dr. Sonya Lott is a licensed psychologist specializing in prolonged grief, and she spoke to The Takeaway to help us through coping with grief and loss during the holidays. 

COVID-19 Is Surging Across Europe

Because of the rise in cases, some governments have had to put in place new COVID restrictions, including lockdowns for the unvaccinated, prompting backlash -- and even large protests in countries like Austria and Belgium. For more on this, The Takeaway spoke to Yasmeen Serhan, staff writer at The Atlantic. 

What is Therapeutic Choice?

Does medical freedom and choice cover those not wanting to get the Covid-19 vaccine or those resisting the Covid-19 Mandates? We talk about this and more with Lewis Grossman, author of Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America.

For transcripts, see individual segment pages. 

 

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