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A medical officer makes her rounds treating psychiatric patients in a public housing complex in Brooklyn A medical officer makes her rounds treating psychiatric patients in a public housing complex in Brooklyn, New York, May 6, 2020 (AP photo by John Minchillo).

Safeguarding Mental Health During the Pandemic

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

As the staggering death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continues to mount, less obvious but nonetheless dangerous threats are starting to rear their ugly heads. Depression, despair, extreme stress and trauma are just a few of the secondary maladies that can flare up during a multi-dimensional crisis like this one.

For today’s interview on Trend Lines, WPR’s Elliot Waldman is joined by Susan Borja, chief of the dimensional traumatic stress research program at the National Institute of Mental Health in Maryland, for a conversation about the potential mental health impacts of COVID-19. Click here to read the full transcript of the interview.

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