Mental wellness in the new normal

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    Ma. Lourdes Rosanna E. de Guzman, M.D., M.S. Epi

    The ‘new normal’ has affected persons in different ways. Some have adjusted easily. To others however, the new normal has turned their lives upside down and they are at a loss on what to do.

    Some succumb to fear, mental paralysis or self-isolation – apart from the mandated social distancing–bringing them to a state of uncertainty, anxiety, loneliness and disregard of oneself.

    So how does one cope in this ‘new normal’? How does one fight worry and negativity?

    How does one keep him/herself mentally and physically fit?

    These questions will be tackled in a 30-minute talk on ‘Mental Wellness in the New Normal” at Sunshine Place Online by Dr. Lourdes Rosanna E. de Guzman, M.D., M.S., Epi, FPP. Scheduled on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 11:15 am to 12:00 noon, the talk will be followed by a 15- minute question and answer portion.

    Dr. De Guzman practices General Adult Psychiatry. She has over 20 years of clinical experiences in the field and expertise in Medical and Psychiatric Evaluation; Treatment and Management of Mental Health Problems; Group and Family Psychotherapy; Psychosocial Rehabilitation for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders; Outpatient Rehabilitation and Recovery Program for Substance and Alcohol Abuse; Crisis Intervention and Disaster Management; Neuro-psychiatric evaluation; Training Programs for Health Professionals on Violence Against Women; Psycho-Educational Programs and Mental Health Support Groups for Families and Community Health Workers; Public Health Interventions vs Mental Illness stigma and discrimination; and Psychiatric Epidemiology. She is also a professor at the UP-College of Medicine.

    She will talk on Caring for Oneself: how to keep a sound mind and healthy body; Working together and being supportive of others; and Minimizing fear, stress and anxiety: keeping abreast on facts and trusted sources. The talk is free for all and on a first come, first served basis to 100 participants.