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The Check-In: Anxiety And Staying Healthy

Sarah Dresser
Hospitals are limiting who can visit and when during the coronavirus crisis.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, life is stressful for many Missourians.

Normal routines have been thrown out the window during stay-at-home orders, people are dealing with sickness or caring for loved ones who may be sick, and some residents are losing jobs. Even things that used to be routine, like sending kids to school or putting away the groceries, have become stress-inducing.

And while many of us are worrying about staying physically healthy during a disease outbreak, many of us are struggling with a different kind of health problem - managing our mental health during this crisis.

In today's community check-in, we talk about maintaining mental health during a pandemic and healthy ways to cope.

Our guests are:

Dr. Laine Young-Walker, a psychiatrist at MU Health

Dr. Christopher Sampson with MU’s Emergency Medial Services and an ER physician and the program director at MU’s Emergency Medicine Residency.

Jefferson City resources: Cole County Health Department

To listen to the live show, tune in to KBIA 91.3 FM weekdays at noon. Also, leave us a voicemail at 877-532-0971 about how you are handling the isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kristofor left KBIA in fall of 2021
Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
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