The COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has changed daily life in unprecedented ways. Dr. Peter Yellowlees, Chief Wellness Officer for UC Davis Health, discusses the importance of dealing with stress and mental health during difficult times and answers questions from patients and viewers. This was recorded before mask mandates were implemented.
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0:00 The importance of social distancing
1:06 What does social distancing do on a societal level?
2:15 Why is social distancing harder for some people?
3:45 How do you know when you have too much anxiety?
4:35 How can you keep anxiety at a reasonable level?
5:35 An app to help manage anxiety
6:15 How can you stay socially distanced and promote mental wellness?
9:01 When should you see a doctor about anxiety?
10:15 Telehealth and video visits
13:15 Maintaining wellness while working from home
14:05 Creating routines when working from home
14:41 Managing stress with a family at home
15:35 How important is physical activity for mental health?
17:01 What are health care workers going through?
18:35 How do you support health care workers?
19:34 Cut yourself some slack
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