COVID-19: Managing Risk, Fear, and Anger – Shrinking It Down
COVID-19. We can’t seem to escape it no matter where we turn, even in our own homes. All of us – caregivers and young people, alike – are experiencing feelings of fear, frustration, and anger as we balance trying to stay safe and trying to move on with our lives. It’s mentally and emotionally draining.
Tune in wherever you get your podcasts – just search for “Shrinking It Down.”
How do we keep going? That’s what Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins talk about today. Ways to manage our strong emotions in a healthy, sustainable way. They explore why emotions like anger and fear arise, and share concrete tips for responding to the COVID-19 challenges families are facing – including ever-changing news and protocols, and internal family conflict.
Thanks for tuning in! We hope our conversation will help you to have yours.
Follow along with the conversation.
- Prioritizing Parent Mental Health (JED Foundation / MGH Clay Center)
- Yes, All this COVID-Related News Is Incredibly Exhausting—25 Therapists Explain How They’re Coping (Parade)
- The Power of Music: To Feel, Heal, and Connect (MGH Clay Center)
- COVID Parenting Has Passed the Point of Absurdity (The Atlantic)
- 7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic (MGH Clay Center)
- The science of anger. (How It Works)
- Is Age 27 the New 18? – Shrinking It Down (MGH Clay Center)
- Anger Management: How to Help You and Your Kids Stay in Control (MGH Clay Center)
- Belushi Demands Cold Open – (YouTube – Saturday Night Live)
- Teens, on how they use humor (BeMe on Twitter)
- The Positive Value of Conflict: There’s Great Power in Resolution (MGH Clay Center)
- Happy Birthday, Gene! (Instagram – MGH Clay Center)
Episode produced by Sara Rattigan
Music by Gene Beresin
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