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Coping With Anxiety During COVID-19 Social Distancing

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March 20, 2020 – Senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with two psychiatrists about how to deal with the realities of social distancing as the nation responds to the COVID-19 outbreak. For many people, staying at home can start to feel overwhelming, especially as they struggle to explain to their children what’s happening in the world beyond the front door. The doctors also talk about how to be more aware of our own reactions to news, and how to be informed without being overwhelmed. 

Dr. Caroline Bonham, psychiatrist, UNM School of Medicine
Dr. Amy Rouse, psychiatrist, UNM School of Medicine 

For More Information
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Manage Anxiety & Stress CDC
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak WHO
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks WHO 

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line:
Crisis and Access Line: 855-662-7474 

New Mexico Department of Health
Coronavirus Hotline: 855-600-3453 

New Mexico Heightens COVID-19 Restrictions | The Line

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March 20, 2020 – In the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel meets virtually through internet video to take a broad look at New Mexico’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are state and local leaders doing enough? How have New Mexicans responded to the call for social distancing? Others believe New Mexico is overreacting. What are the immediate and long-term economic impacts on businesses and citizens, especially for low-income populations? 

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former NM state representative
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney 

For Further Reading: 
2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) — New Mexico Department of Health Website
Coronavirus in New Mexico Albuquerque Journal
New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Rise to 35 Santa Fe New Mexican
UNM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information —  University of New Mexico
NM Supreme Court Orders Further COVID-19 Restrictions for State Courts The NM Political Report
Now Is the Time to Overreact The Atlantic
ACLU: City’s emergency law may be ‘overreach’ Albuquerque Journal
State extends eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits to workers affected by COVID-19 KRWG
NM officials bring on additional infectious disease specialist to help with COVID-19The NM Political Report