Welcome back to BeREAL! While Ednesha is on a vacation, Diana brings in some friends on the BeWELL team. Suhailey Nunez, Victoria Rodriguez, Tamika Covington, Arianna Eisenberg, and Susan Miller all call in today to talk about Mental Health Awareness Month.
The therapists begin the episode by talking about what mental health means to them. Tamika talks about the importance of maintaining both your mental and physical health and how both are equally important. They then talk about the first time they thought about mental health. Through this conversation, the women begin to discuss the generational differences between views on mental health. They realize that mental health came to prevalence at different points in each of their lives greatly because of generational differences.
After a short break, the clinicians all return to discuss how the pandemic has changed people’s view of mental health. They discuss the extreme increase in anxiety experienced by people during the pandemic. Tamika brings up the idea that many people have reached out to therapists during the pandemic because they were experiencing crisis. However, she wants listeners to know that therapy doesn’t always have to be an end result; it can be important to talk to a clinician during periods of good mental health as well.
Lastly, the clinicians address the weening out of COVID restrictions. Although you may want to rush out and do it all ASAP. The BeWELL team stresses that you go at your own pace. It will be important that you discuss new boundaries with those around you. More importantly, you must be honest about your boundaries with yourself. To finish off the episode, the team tells what they will miss about work from home and what they’re excited for about going back to in person life.
Thank you so much for tuning into BeREAL for Mental Health Awareness Month. Make sure to be on the lookout for a brand new episode next week. In the meantime, make sure to check out last week’s episode with Monica Reinagel about childhood trauma.
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