Mitigating 2020 Stress

Nov 20, 2020
Katherine Streeter for NPR

Social distancing from family and friends, wearing a mask for a 12-hour shift, losing your job, closing your business… COVID has caused a lot of stress. Yet, people have responded to the pandemic in several different ways. And we’re finding that many of our coping behaviors can be a bit ... maladaptive. In this week’s In the Moment podcast from SDPB, we’re talking about taking care of mental health when everything feels upside-down.

"Wintering" with Katherine May

Nov 19, 2020

In The Moment … November 19, 2020 Show 945 Hour 1

Sometimes you feel as if you have slipped through the cracks and landed in an alternate place. Maybe because of an illness. A South Dakota blizzard. A job loss. A pandemic. Katherine May has not only studied these in-between spaces, she has lived them. Her new book is called "Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times." In the book, she explores solitude and sickness, cold-water swimming, and the warmth of story.

Managing COVID Stress: Coping Behaviors

Nov 17, 2020

In The Moment … November 17, 2020 Show 943 Hour 2

People have responded to the pandemic in several different ways. And of our coping behaviors can be a bit ... maladaptive. Are there ways to redirect ourselves and make this experience more meaningful? Kaiya Ansorge is an adjunct instructor in counseling & psychological education at the University of South Dakota. She joins us today with her thoughts.

Managing COVID Stress: Mitigation Techniques

Nov 16, 2020

In The Moment … November 16, 2020 Show 942 Hour 1

This pandemic is making people feel emotional or physical tension maybe even a combination of the two. This tension is known as stress and in some cases chronic stress. Emilia Flint is an associate professor of psychology at Black Hills State University. She joins us today with guidance on dealing with stress.

Counseling Students From Home

Apr 6, 2020

In The Moment ... April 6, 2020 Show 789 Hour 1

Fighting The Stress Of COVID-19 News

Mar 23, 2020
Poynter Institute

In The Moment ... March 23, 2020 Show 779 Hour 2

Doctors and first responders are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Journalists are also on those front lines, saturated in news coverage. As the coronavirus story unfolds, that saturation includes a fast-paced cycle of breaking news, uncertainty, and fact-checking. 


In The Moment ... January 9, 2020 Show 730 Hour 1