WATCH: The Covid Mental Health Crisis
With Jeffrey Guina, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Easterseals & Psychiatry Residency Director at Beaumont Health
Jeffrey Guina, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Easterseals, and Psychiatry Residency Director at Beaumont Health discusses the Covid mental health crisis. He differentiates between healthy vs. non-healthy coping skills, and talks about trauma and stressors in every area of life such as emotional abuse, isolation, grief, and financial stress. Dr. Guina explains how stress manifests itself differently in all of us, and discusses the current rise in drug and alchohol use, suicide, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Learn about ‘productive disagreement’, why he believes ‘social distancing’ is a bad term, and how folks can get help for themselves and their loved ones. Visit the Easterseals website, call 1-800-75-SEALS, National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK, Michigan Mental Health Warmline 888.733.7753
Additional websites: National Alliance on Mental Illness, NIH - National Institute of Mental Health