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Black therapists on how to cope with racial trauma amid COVID-19 pandemic

(Photo: Adobe Stock) The first half of 2020 has been horrific for Black Americans. It began with the loss of the legendary Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Then in March, the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacts Black Americans more adversely, changed our lives forever, killing over 130,000 Americans so far. Then, racism and its impact on Black… Read More »

Provide Emotional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Physicians Facing Psychological Trauma From the COVID-19 Crisis

By SUZAN SONG MD, MPH, PhD The U.S. now has the highest number of COVID-related deaths in the world, with exhausted, frightened physicians managing the front lines. We need not only medical supplies but also emotional personal protective equipment (PPE) against the psychological burden of the pandemic. As a psychiatrist, my role in COVID-19 has… Read More »