The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a story about a severe acute respiratory syndrome. It’s a story about us. And about the ways this global event is changing our minds, our relationships, and our communities.

Join host David Condos as he sets out to unravel the pandemic’s mental health impact with some of the world’s leading experts in psychology, neuroscience, public health, trauma, and recovery.

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S1 Trailer: Introducing In Practice

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought us face to face with some big questions…questions about life, about death, and about how living through this type of crisis impacts our mental health. How is the pandemic changing the way we view the world?

How is this crisis inflicting new trauma and exacerbating old wounds? And in the midst of all this, how can we begin to heal? On this season of In Practice, join host David Condos as he explores the answers to these questions with some of the world’s leading mental health experts.

S1 E1: These Uncertain Times

The initial news of this coronavirus didn’t hit everyone at the same time or in the same way…but it did hit everyone. For each of us, there was a turning point where the virus first changed our thoughts and behaviors. But no matter what your first act of pandemic life was, the reason your brain prompted you to stop and do something different was because it was doing its job.

So, what exactly does fear do to the brain? And how can we guide our minds toward calm in these uncertain times?

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S1 E2: The Great Unknown

If the psychological impact of this pandemic has affected you physically, you’re not alone.

Today, we’ll explore the intersection of stress, mental health, and physical health. We’ll take a look back in history to find clues from the aftermath of the 1918 influenza pandemic, and we’ll look forward to see how new discoveries in neuroscience could help heal our minds and bodies in the days to come.

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Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity. It’s what helps someone see hope amidst the fear of this season.But what makes one person more or less resilient to traumatic events than someone else?

And how are doctors and researchers working to predict a person’s level of risk and resilience before trauma happens?

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