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Back-To-School and COVID-19 with our Behavioral Health Pros: Part 2

Sep 4 2020

The uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 this year has left many of us feeling stressed and anxious. Mental health and physical health go hand in hand, especially right now. That is why two of our behavioral health pros have teamed up to host a video series about coping with your mental health during this pandemic.

Dr. Carson Felkel, system medical director, behavioral health, and Dr. Aimee Drescher, a clinical psychologist in the Toledo market, began their discussion on mental health during this year’s back-to-school season. For many of us, we are not in our normal routines right now due to COVID-19. In their first video, both Dr. Felkel and Dr. Drescher gave tips on how to add more self-care habits to your day to help reduce overall stress levels.

View the first video here.  

The series’ second video expands on the topic of back-to-school stress. Dr. Felkel and Dr. Drescher discuss the importance of managing mental health and resiliency during this pandemic, especially as kids return to school or virtual learning at home. They also provide tips on how adults can help manage the challenges their families are facing by creating an environment at home that supports their children.

Watch the second video here:

Also, the following videos from this series are now available: 

The goal of these videos is to empower our community members with mental health tips to help them out during these challenging times.

Learn more about our behavioral health services and find a Mercy Health provider near you. 

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