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
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- 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?