- Michael Cofield, PhD, ABPP, A Diplomate in Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology and author of The Family Business Road Map to Peace of Mind and
- Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D. – A licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of Innovation360.
Alcohol consumption is up. People are stressed, fearful, and anxious. So what can we do to do stay mentally healthy during COVID-19 and afterward?
Our guests emphasize that while right now we may need to physically distance, it is one of the worst things we can do long term. People need connection, and being part of a social network is essential for your health. The term social distancing has negative connotations. So, it is important we stay in touch with people even while apart.
Another critical piece to the staying healthy puzzle is resiliency, how well a person can adapt to the events in their life and to recover quickly from difficulties.
Those with a high resiliency factor fare healthier. They can better withstand negativity, crisis, anxiety and grief. A person with good resilience has the ability to regroup more quickly and with less stress than someone whose resilience is less developed.
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