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
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.
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Linkage to Care Specialist.
Recorded on September 15, 2020.