Connections: Discussing how to treat pandemic and seasonal-related mental health concerns
According to new research, the number of people struggling with depression is up due to the pandemic. A study published in The Lancet Regional Health-Americas shows that the rise in rates due to COVID is worse than those associated with other large-scale traumatic events like severe weather or terrorist attacks.
What do the experts recommend for people struggling with mental health concerns, specifically depression? Guest host Scott Fybush explores that question with our guests:
- Eric Caine, M.D., former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center
- Melanie Funchess, mental health advocate, and member of the Greater Rochester Black Agenda Group and the Black Healers Network.
- Jerome Stiller, owner of Thrive Health and Wellness LLC, and In Our Own Voices presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness