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CSUSB professor suggests developing ‘golden-mean strategies’ to navigate current times
Psychology Today
Nov. 9, 2020

Anthony Silard, a CSUSB public administration associate professor, wrote an article about navigating through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic physically and mentally for the blog “The Art of Living Free.”

“We are collectively suffering from two pandemics: a physical health pandemic and a mental health pandemic,” he wrote. “The mental health pandemic is characterized by skyrocketing levels of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and other negative indicators of our current psychological well-being. A recent CDC survey, for example, has found that 40 percent of Americans are reporting mental health issues.”

He suggested finding a balance: “There may be a ‘golden mean’ between two opposing, untenable options—in this case, shuttering yourself at home and becoming a ‘Zoombie’ in order to connect with others (which is likely to only compound your loneliness) or taking off your mask and hugging every stranger you see.”

Read the complete article at “Balancing two pandemics.”

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