The non-profit Connecticut Health Investigative Team [C-HIT] is dedicated to producing original, responsible, in-depth journalism on issues of health and safety, in Connecticut and the surrounding region.
Coping With Pandemic: Manage Your Fear
Fear of becoming infected with COVID-19 is reasonable – especially now with plans announced to start reopening Connecticut. There are things you can do to take precautions. C-HIT’s Colleen Shaddox talks with Rajita Sinha, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience at Yale and director of the Yale Stress Center, about how to take control and manage fear during the pandemic.
Coping With Pandemic: Guilt
Putting a loved one in a nursing home is fraught with emotions and a common one is guilt. People are feeling a resurgence of that guilt now that their loved one is at higher risk. Dr. Kirsten Wilkins, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, talks with Colleen Shaddox about strategies you can use to help your elderly relatives – and yourself – cope during the pandemic.
Coping With Pandemic: Parents Just Don’t Understand
Adolescents want and need to be with peers, so the isolation imposed by the pandemic is especially hard for them. Dr. Megan V. Smith, associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine, talks about how parents can support and protect their teenaged children.
Coping With Pandemic: Who’s Zoomin' Who
COVID-19 has many parents trying to do their jobs from home, supervise their children’s education and provide 24-7 care. Dr. Megan V. Smith, associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine, discusses ways to keep parents from feeling overwhelmed in high stress situations.
Coping With Pandemic: Are You Lonesome Tonight
It’s important to practice physical distancing – but not social distancing. People need connection and belonging. Dr. Megan V. Smith, associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine, discusses ways to battle loneliness.
The WorkUp: Lost Lives - Janet Rice
This is Lost Lives, a new series of podcasts presented by the Connecticut Health I-Team's The Workup. Lost Lives examines the starkest health disparity – life expectancy. People living in poverty in the United States die younger than Americans with more wealth. In each episode, we’re going to create a portrait of someone who suffered early death and talk with family about how the loss continues to shape their own lives. In this episode, Janet Rice, whose son, Shane Oliver, was fatally shot during an argument in 2012.