Mental Health in Time of Covid; Impact of Social Distancing, Isolation, Historic Life Changes; Help & Hope 5.28.20

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty: Mental health during an ongoing, historic pandemic; impact of shutdowns, dramatic changes in personal and family lives; higher ‘deaths of despair’ suicide rate, depression, isolation, fear, panic, anxiety; effects of social distancing, isolation; ethics of pandemic triage; help & hope. 

Pandemic has worsened mental illnesses prone toward despair and/or depression. Feeling cut off, loneliness elevated. Negative consequences to social distancing tactics: what more can we do to stay & remain connected? Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Caller, Becky: 19 yr son, plays a lot of video games how to handle that?