Pandemic: a word that is practically inescapable lately. Since the start of this year, news outlets have been throwing the word around as casually and frequently as a dog barking at a mailman. But the word can cause a dangerous phenomenon filled to the brim with xenophobia, misplaced fear, and heightened anxiety (we're talking traumatic stress levels!) on both the general public and healthcare workers alike. Listen in as we break down why all of this hype surrounding a pandemic can be harmful to our mental health and, most importantly, what we can do about it.
Slam Poem: "In Sickness" by Duck Washington
Intro Music: "Hospital Beds" by Cold War Kids
Transition Music: "Slammin'" by Pandemic
Artwork: by Dan Bejar via theispot.com
Also featuring clips featuring Dr. Drew Pinsky, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN.