Self-care: Taking control of our safety


Topic  Self-care,  Covid-19
Title:
Self-care, taking control of our safety
Participants:
Carlos LaMadrid,  Social Work Professional
Broadcast Air Date:  05/29/2020
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:

  • How do we practice self-care during this moment of concern over Covid-19?
  • As people are sheltering at home, the pressures of hunger, violence and insecurity become more elevated.
  • We are in a period of mourning
  • How has this moment highlighted the different educational and economic disparities?
  • How has the recovery community served as model of coping?
  • What are the systems of polarity as response to stress keep us off balance?
  • How does the moment of sheltering at home create mirrors for self-reflection?
  • During this Covid-19 moment, many of us have become brave enough to ask for help.
  •  What does it mean to want to “get back to work?”
  •  How did this moment create an accelerated use of “technology” by people that previously never used video conferencing for daily communication?
  • What new perspectives will we carry forward as we “open up?”
  • How has our response to Covid-19 shifted the national conversation regarding workers’ rights, housing and economic justice?
  • What was the impact of having “mom and pop” grocery stores open during the moment of insecurity?
  •  Some people are scared of the future and other people are optimistic of the future being built.
  •  How do we build a society that recognizes that all people are essential?
  • Why are we denying the observance or the recognition of elements of death as we take inventory of Covid-19?
  • What happens when we move from not knowing anyone that has died from Covid-19 to knowing someone that died from Covid-19?
  • What is necessary for our emotional health, psychological health, spiritual health and physical health during this period of mourning?
  • What is the psychological effect of not being able to care for your deceased loved-ones because of the Covid-19 pandemic?
  •  How do we take control of safety for ourselves?
  •  How do we   build hope for the future?
  •  You have to do the best you can, not  just for you but for others?
  •  Why do I have to take care of myself  first before I can take care of others?

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