COVID-19- Mental health and well being for ourselves and our children

In the latest in a series of Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 live webcasts, UC Berkeley psychologists Dacher Keltner, Sonia Bishop and Frank Worrell offered advice on how to tackle COVID-19 stress, based on their specific areas of research, mental health data and proven therapeutic interventions.

“Before there were stay-at-home orders, quite a lot of people were not necessarily feeling that anxious — maybe not taking it that seriously,” said Bishop, an associate professor of psychology and an expert on the cognitive neuroscience of anxiety.

But now, she added, “many more people are seeing people who are like them, and are getting ill,” and she mentioned recent surveys showing that six out of 10 adults are reporting anxiety.

Read more at: https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/04/17/covid-19-mental-health-and-well-being-for-ourselves-and-our-children/