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Guest speakers, researchers and University of California faculty explore mental illness and mental health.

Mental Health and Psychiatry (Video‪)‬ UCTV

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Guest speakers, researchers and University of California faculty explore mental illness and mental health.

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    Mental Health and the Pandemic: Promoting Healthy Coping Strategies

    Mental Health and the Pandemic: Promoting Healthy Coping Strategies

    In this program, Yvette Flores, professor of psychology at UC Davis, discusses how to cope during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, especially social stress and the impact of it on disadvantaged and marginalized groups. Series: "Critically Human" [Health and Medicine] [Humanities] [Show ID: 37074]

    • 36 min
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    Be Your Own Best Friend: Self-Compassion for Stress Reduction

    Be Your Own Best Friend: Self-Compassion for Stress Reduction

    Mindful self-compassion has been widely researched in recent years and found effective in a wide variety of mental health and wellbeing variables. Dr. Christiane Wolf with InsightLA offers a short 3-step self-compassion practice to help you recover more quickly from stress. Simply treat yourself the way you would treat a dear friend! Series: "Wellbeing " [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37748]

    • 5 min
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    Feeling Extreme Emotions? Try a Survival TIPP

    Feeling Extreme Emotions? Try a Survival TIPP

    The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of us in crisis mode. So how can you manage feelings of anxiety and stress? Esme Shaller, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco, teaches four simple crisis survival skills called TIPP: temperature, intense exercise, paced breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation. Series: "Wellbeing " [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37745]

    • 5 min
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    Food Food Everywhere: Managing the Constant Urge to Eat

    Food Food Everywhere: Managing the Constant Urge to Eat

    It can be difficult to resist eating food when it is all around us. As the pandemic forced many people to work from home, having easy access to your kitchen can increase the temptation to eat more. Ashley Mason, Ph.D., UC San Francisco psychiatry professor who specializes in mindful eating, offers helpful tips on how to structure your environment to maximize positive choices and how to plan for temptations.
    Series: "Resilience and Emotional Well-being" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37750]

    • 6 min
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    Mindful Breathing for Anxiety

    Mindful Breathing for Anxiety

    Regular practice of mindfulness meditations has been widely researched and has been shown to reduce symptoms like anxiety, depression and stress and increase quality of life and overall well-being. Wallk through a simple breathing exercise with Dr. Christiane Wolf, Mindfulness and Insight Meditation Teacher at InsightLA.
    Series: "Wellbeing " [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37746]

    • 4 min
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    Deep Breathing - A Fundamental Part of Stress Reduction

    Deep Breathing - A Fundamental Part of Stress Reduction

    Breathing techniques can help us relax and reduce stress and anxiety. Simply slowing our breathing rate can reduce arousal in our autonomic nervous system. Elissa Epel, Ph.D., psychiatry professor at UC San Francisco, demonstrates a simple three-part breathing technique that can help with stress and sleep. Try this four times in a row each day. It can be done upon waking, during a break, or before bed (or during insomnia!).
    Series: "Wellbeing " [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 37747]

    • 7 min

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