The Healing Podcast

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Staying Mentally and Emotionally Healthy During the Pandemic

Jennifer Bates, LCSW - Speaker Bio
Jenny Bates is the Manager of Outpatient Behavioral Health at MarinHealth Medical Center. Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has twenty-five years working in the field of mental health and addiction. She is recognized as one of the leaders in her field and has had extensive experience in training, development, implementation of programs and best practices in behavioral health treatment. In her free time Jenny likes to give back to her community and is a member of Rotary Club of San Rafael Evening and is also actively involved in Rotary International District 5150 and has served as Youth District Chair, Assistant Governor and is planning for Chief of Staff role for the 2021-2022 year.
  • Sheltering in place and social distancing have altered our way of life and are wearing on us mentally and emotionally. Fear of the unknown, loneliness and isolation, confinement, and worries about the future are impacting us all to some degree. For those with existing mental health and/or substance abuse issues, the current situation can be especially destabilizing.

    Jennifer Bates, Manager of Outpatient Behavioral Health at MarinHealth, weighs in on maintaining one’s mental health in these uncertain times. Listen for some useful advice to help reduce the stress and anxiety out of sheltering in place. Learn the signs that you or a loved one might be at risk for depression or other mental health issues and find out where you can get help.