Today, it's another edition of Midday on Mental Health. Last April, just a few weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, we talked about the concept of "psychological first aid" with Dr. George Everly, who literally wrote the book about ways people can cope with the psychological effects of traumatic events: think 9/11, or hurricanes. Can those same techniques be employed in dealing with a prolonged crisis, such as the coronavirus pandemic?
We’ve invited Dr. Everly back today to talk about how we can deal with the anxiety and stress that, for some, has accelerated as the pandemic has dragged on.
Dr. Everly is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also teaches international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He’s a columnist for Psychology Today and the author of more than 20 books, including The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid.
Professor George Everly joins us on Zoom…