#1604: COVID-19 Psychological First Aid; Climate Music Interprets Sea Level Rise | 51%

April 27, 2020 00:27:30
#1604: COVID-19 Psychological First Aid; Climate Music Interprets Sea Level Rise | 51%
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#1604: COVID-19 Psychological First Aid; Climate Music Interprets Sea Level Rise | 51%
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On this week’s 51%, a psychologist helps manage stress amid the COVID-19 crisis; a singer/songwriters shares her addiction problems; and music interprets sea level rise. The Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz has put out a Psychological First Aid & Stress Management toolkit. The strategies are to help […]

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