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Got the Blues? Strategies for Changing your Color

September 15, 2020

Everyone feels the blues on occasion. For some, the blues linger and may blossom into deeper depression and/or anxiety. For some, the blues are situational and short-lived. For others, the blues may ebb and flow with political, personal, or social tides. Join this session in exploring the different shades of blues and some strategies for changing your mood to a new color.

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Topic introduction 0:00
Speaker introductions
4:04
101 self-care basics
5:01
Ideas for physical self-care
7:29
Practicing mindfulness
14:53
Tactile practices
18:28

Taking care of our bodies
21:29
Identifying stress triggers
24:27
Reframing setbacks
25:42
Staying informed without getting depressed
29:51
Dealing with oversleeping
34:42
Focusing on positivity
37:57

Managing frustrations
40:13
Expectations and responsibilities
44:20
Dealing with procrastination
47:32
Meeting healthcare needs
50:49
Self-compassion
54:18
Closing
58:30

Presenters:
Joanna Woodbury
Joanna Woodbury is an experienced Certified Social Worker and has worked in HIV care since 2007. She serves as the Social Services Program Manager overseeing social work, mental health and pharmacy services provided in the Inclusion Health and Infectious Disease Clinics. Joanna has a strong passion for leadership, medical social work, HIV care and prevention, and LGBTQ affirming healthcare.

Carolyn Wesolowski
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Linkage to Care Specialist.

Recorded on September 15, 2020.