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We have been so focused on getting back to normal since COVID began, but maybe normal wasn’t all it was cracked up to be?


In order to not only move forward but to really grow, it’s important to take a second, and reflect on what we have been through as a society. Join us on this journey as we look back over the past couple of years to understand the impacts COVID had on our mental health and wellness, and how we can truly come back better.


Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, have partnered to bring you the 10-episode podcast series “Coming Back Better” to reflect on the lessons the pandemic taught us and what we can do to benefit our wellbeing.


The first episode of “Coming Back Better” will be available December 1, and new episodes will be released every Thursday. Like, follow, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

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We have been so focused on getting back to normal since COVID began, but maybe normal wasn’t all it was cracked up to be?


In order to not only move forward but to really grow, it’s important to take a second, and reflect on what we have been through as a society. Join us on this journey as we look back over the past couple of years to understand the impacts COVID had on our mental health and wellness, and how we can truly come back better.


Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, have partnered to bring you the 10-episode podcast series “Coming Back Better” to reflect on the lessons the pandemic taught us and what we can do to benefit our wellbeing.


The first episode of “Coming Back Better” will be available December 1, and new episodes will be released every Thursday. Like, follow, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

    Mindfully Ending the Workday

    Mindfully Ending the Workday

    It can be hard setting boundaries at the end of the workday especially if you work from home. Today our host Paul Deger leads you through a guided meditation to transition from work mode to “non-work” mode through awareness and intention. 
    Stay tuned for our full length episodes which will be back next week on February 2nd. 
     
    ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education.
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    • 13 min
    Reflection: A Look Back to Move Forward

    Reflection: A Look Back to Move Forward

    Join our host, Paul Deger, on this bonus episode as he leads a reflection exercise! This exercise provides you with the opportunity to shift from a listener into a participant and reflect on what we have discussed so far in the show.
    Don’t worry, full length episodes will be back on February 2nd.
     
    ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education.
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    • 7 min
    Navigating Grief and Loss

    Navigating Grief and Loss

    In typical times, grief is a challenging and complicated emotion. The pandemic resulted in almost everyone being touched in some way by this experience. One fifth of Americans knew someone who died from COVID-19. On this episode of Coming Back Better, our host Paul Deger shares his story of grief and loss during the pandemic and how he responded to the challenges of this experience and found a way through.
    “You can think of grief as being the continuation of love after we lose the person that we love. It is the way that we continue the relationship after the person dies.” - Dr. Katherine Shear
    Marjorie and Paul hear from Dr. Katherine Shear, a leading expert in grief, about what grief is, how to cope with grief and how we can help someone going through grief.
     
    Meet the Expert:
    Katherine Shear, MD is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia School of Social Work and Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Shear began her work with studies of panic disorder by participating in the development and extensive testing of a cognitive behavioral therapy for panic. To read more, click here.
     
    ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education.
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    • 29 min
    QuaranTEEN: Coming of Age in the Pandemic

    QuaranTEEN: Coming of Age in the Pandemic

    Being a teenager is such a pivotal time in a person's life. Relationships with peers are EVERYTHING and emotions are heightened as we are figuring out who we are and our place in the world. Add to that the isolation of a  global pandemic and it is not a surprise that the mental health of adolescents was severely impacted.
    “It was isolating and it was hard to fathom life before isolation. And I know after, it was so bizarre and I was absolutely horrified to go back to school.” - Elyse Jewel
    Join Paul Deger and Marjorie Morrison as they discuss how the eating habits, socializing  and routines changed for teenagers during the pandemic, as well as hear from experts about what parents can do to help their teens navigate this time in their lives.
     
    Meet the Guest and Experts:
    Elyse Jewel Dallas based, Elyse Jewel, uses her knack for telling relatable stories to bring the authenticity of her life to her music "I want my music to resonate with people and for those who hear it to think, Hey that's how I feel or I’ve been in that situation.” Elyse has had the pleasure of working alongside Grammy nominated and award-winning producers and songwriters. To read more, click here.
    Dr. Deborah Glasofer, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in psychiatry). At the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Glasofer has been involved in a variety of research studies for eating disorders, including eating behavior and treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. To read more, click here.
    Dr. Christopher Rogers, MD is the medical director of child and adolescent services at The Medical Center of Aurora. He is the current president of the Colorado Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Society and sits on the Advocacy Committee for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. To read more, click here.
     
    ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education.
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    • 41 min
    Climate Distress, Polarization, and Communities of Hope

    Climate Distress, Polarization, and Communities of Hope

    The pandemic created a pause in business as usual and invited many of us to reflect on our world. For many younger people who were already experiencing climate distress, this reflection led to a call to action on climate issues. This reflection and action unfolded within a period of polarization that cracked open even further with COVID-19, with no end in sight.
    On this episode of Coming Back Better, Paul Deger is joined by Executive Producer Jacob Morrison and several esteemed guests to discuss how to understand and manage climate distress in a world reaching levels of polarization not seen in our lifetimes. We also explore how community can resolve this distress and resolve rifts.
    “The fact that you're feeling that distress and despair is a good sign. It's a sign that you care. It's only when we care, that we want to repair.” - Dr. Wendy Greenspun
     
    Meet the Co-host and Experts:
    Jacob Morrison is the Executive Producer of this series, and directed the award-winning feature-length documentary “River’s End: California’s Latest Water War” which can be viewed on streaming platforms and premieres around the country on PBS in April. To read more, click here.
    Erika Kessler is a doctoral candidate at the Teachers College in Columbia University with a focus on climate change education.
    Dr. Wendy Greenspun, PhD is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist and certified psychoanalyst who works in Climate Psychology. In addition to teaching and training mental health professionals in climate-informed practices, she became part of the board and steering committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance- North America, where she provides workshops, training, and leadership to support climate-aware therapists and those facilitating climate cafes. To read more, click here.
    Dr. Peter T. Coleman, PhD is a professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman is a renowned expert on constructive conflict resolution and sustainable peace. His current research focuses on conflict intelligence and systemic wisdom as meta-competencies for navigating conflict constructively across all levels. To read more, click here.
     
    ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education.
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    • 46 min
    Habits: Post-Pandemic Challenges and Successes

    Habits: Post-Pandemic Challenges and Successes

    During the pandemic, our routines got thrown out the window. Some used the extra time at home or away from friends to prioritize their sleep, eating and exercising, while others took on new hobbies like playing an instrument. At the same time, many found it harder to sleep well, eat healthy, or get outside.
    Join us on this episode of Coming Back Better, as Marjorie Morrison and Paul Deger dive a little deeper into how sleep and nutrition were impacted during the pandemic and what we can do to continue fostering positive changes in our habits and behaviors.
    “Our utility, our value is not in what we've done. It's the fact that we're existing.” - Johnny Crowder
     
    Meet the Experts and Guest:
    Johnny Crowder is the founder and CEO of the globally-utilized positive psychology startup Cope Notes, Johnny Crowder gives audiences practical self-care tools and mental health strategies that people can start using now to improve their emotional health and wellbeing. To read more, click here.
    Drew Ramsey, M.D is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. His clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety with a combination of psychotherapy, diet and lifestyle modification, and psychopharmacology. To read more, click here.
    Dr. E. Blake Zakarin, PHD is an Assistant Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry) within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University and a clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Her research includes understanding the relationship between the sleep-awake process and mental health. To read more, click here.
     
    ⁠Coming Back Better, a 10-episode podcast series, is brought to you by Psych Hub and HCA Healthcare in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry. Coming Back Better is a Psych Hub Podcast and is for educational purposes only. Visit https://psychhub.com to dig deeper and access the world’s most comprehensive platform for behavioral health education.
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    • 43 min

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