‘Mental Health Is Projected To Become A Pandemic Of Its Own,’ Says Journalist Lisa Ling

‘Mental Health Is Projected To Become A Pandemic Of Its Own,’ Says Journalist Lisa Ling

May is Mental Health Awareness month. What better time to talk about the mental health aftershocks of the Covid-19 pandemic coming down the pike as we speak. I had an opportunity to sit down with journalist, Lisa Ling, who hosts a new series, The Road To A Vaccine, which airs live every Tuesday at 12 PM EDT/9 AM PDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and JNJ.com. The Road To A Vaccine addresses the process of developing a vaccine and the backdrop of uncertainty causing challenges among people (herself included) who have never faced mental health issues before. From her interviews with top experts in the field of medicine and epidemiology, Ling says mental health is projected to become a pandemic of its own with such aftershocks as anxiety, prolonged grief, complicated depression, and PTSD. But are we prepared to address this insult to injury? Ling was joined here by Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington, in a candid conversation about mental health and wellness concerns the pandemic has unearthed and what steps we can take to promote our own mental well-being during these extraordinary times and prepare for what is still to come. Bryan Robinson: Lisa, tell me a little about The Road To A Vaccine. Lisa Ling: In every episode we cover a range of different topics. We profiled Arianna Huffington as a guest on our last episode because she’s really spearheading the effort to raise the importance of mental health and trying to help front line health care workers ...
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