We often think of mental health as something controlled by the brain. But it actually depends on a delicate balance of brain chemistry, physical health, life stressors, genetics and experiences.
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Dr. McKernan recently joined a team of mental health practitioners at Vanderbilt to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health, and to provide specific suggestions for managing stress in uncertain times. The entire presentation can be viewed here.
Establishing a sense of normalcy can help reduce the cognitive burden of the day and allow us to feel more in control of our own days.
Through VUMC, Dr. McKernan recently partnered with AllianceBernstein in a six-part podcast series detailing approaches to stress management during uncertain times. Topics covered include stress…