Recently, I spoke with CBC Radio West's Sarah Penton to discuss how people are coping with stress during the Covid-19 pandemic. The segment starts at the 55 minute mark. Here is the link: Tips from Dr. Kathy Keating on coping with the stress of a global pandemic.
Thanks to CBC News Network and Natasha Fatah for providing a platform to discuss the mental health implications for our front-line health workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Check out our interview below.
"It's certainly an unprecedented time," said Keating, who has a practice here in Kelowna. "I think most of us will be feeling a healthy level of anxiety right now and that's understandable." But for some people, it can become a serious problem. "If you have a pre-existing mental health condition, so you've dealt with anxiety before or a mood disorder or something like that," she noted. So the question is, at what point does that anxiety level become unhealthy. "When it starts