Disaster Zone

Dealing with Pandemic Mental Health Stress

January 04, 2022 Season 3 Episode 1
Disaster Zone
Dealing with Pandemic Mental Health Stress
Show Notes

The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused all types of stresses on people and organizations. The guest for this podcast is Dr. Kira Mauseth who is a practicing clinical psychologist, splitting her professional time between seeing patients at Snohomish Psychology Associates, teaching as a Senior Instructor at Seattle University and serving as a co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the WA State Department of Health. Her work and research interests focus on resilience and recovery from trauma as well as disaster behavioral health. In this podcast we look at the impacts of the pandemic on behavioral health, for citizens, responders and medical personnel. She also shares the coping measures people can use to deal with the mental stresses coming from the pandemic.

This episode is sponsored by The Blue Cell, a by design crisis and consequence management consulting firm with a primary focus on education and training for government at all levels, non governmental agencies and private sector entities engaged in incident and emergency management activities.