July 28, 2021

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Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Rights Studies

COVID-19 PTSD is not uncommon. Here’s how to help heal

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Despite mass vaccinations and lower rates of infections in the U.S., the post-COVID recovery is far from over. For some, this may include post-traumatic stress disorder or new or continuing symptons — with little relief available. Today, we’ll talk about the lingering physical and emotional effects of COVID-19 and how those afflicted can heal.

Our guests are Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director of mental health for Los Angeles County, and Fiona Lowenstein, a COVID-19 survivor who started a support group for those who continue to endure its aftermath.

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Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. County Director of Mental Health Dr. Jonathan Sherin and Body Politic founder Fiona Lowenstein

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