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In the Media | 03.25.20

Adler University Experts Offer Mental Health Advice During Public Health Crisis

In the spirit of social interest and community, several Adler University experts have shared advice for maintaining good mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christina Biedermann, Psy.D., Chicago Campus associate professor, was interviewed on a national radio show, Beyond the Beltway, about her advice for combating helplessness and coming together as a community during this time. Watch the interview at 1:09:00.

Marina Bluvshtein, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship, was featured on the WBEZ show “Reset,” where she offered tips for managing change and family relationships in close quarters. Listen to the interview.

Glen Grigg, Ph.D., Vancouver Campus associate professor, discussed balancing preparation and stress with Global News Canada. Grigg offered advice for how people can care for themselves during this time. Watch the interview.

Alyson Jones, M.A. ‘96, was interviewed for three CTV News Vancouver segments. The Vancouver Campus graduate discussed managing grief during the COVID-19 public health crisis, the strain the pandemic can put on relationships, and how we can talk about the coronavirus with children. Watch the interviews.

Shahar Rabi, Ph.D., Vancouver Campus associate professor, talked to Global News Canada about managing anxiety during the pandemic. Rabi discussed the importance of allowing difficult feelings to emerge, but also bolstering our sense of well-being by indulging in our hobbies. Watch the interview.

Joseph E. Troiani, Ph.D., Chicago Campus associate professor and Founding Director of Military Psychology at Adler University, shared mental health resources available for the Will County, Illinois community on WBBM News Radio. Listen to the interview.

Alice Wiafe, M.A. ‘07, shared thoughts on talking to children about COVID-19 in a story published by The Canadian Press. The Vancouver Campus graduate reminded readers that kids pick up on much more than parents might think and gave advice for how to bring up the pandemic with children. Read more.

For more advice, read our blog post, “Finding Connection and Community Amidst Social Distancing.”

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