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Episode 30: COVID Aftermath and Mental Health – Adjoa Smalls-Mantey MD DPhil

  1. Episode 30: COVID Aftermath and Mental Health – Adjoa Smalls-Mantey MD DPhil Sandy Kibling 30:42

Inflation, supply chain issues, the price of gas and groceries have all had impacts on families, just another aftermath of COVID and now that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) has ended as of May 11, 2023, we continue to get back to a life of normalcy, but here is what I know is true, that normalcy will never be the same.

While we will likely continue to experience the ever rising costs some good has come from it too with people rethinking their career and opting to pursue things they never have before or working that 4 day work week, perspectives have definitely changed.  That said the isolation and lack of social activity has impacted our mental health like never before.  We hear the stories on the news and see the impacts on our communities.

It’s important to understand the impact and even more important to understand the options and resources available for you!

Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 30: COVID Aftermath and Mental health.  I am excited to have Dr. Adjoa Smalls-Mantey on the show today.

Dr. Smalls is a physician-scientist and writer. She conducted viral immunology research for many years and currently practices psychiatry in New York City. She has written for ABC news and writes about public and mental health. Dr. Smalls has also been a repeated on-air expert for Black News Channel, speaking about COVID public health measures and mental health.

Her mission as a writer is to empower people by sharing information about health, wellness, and mental illness. 

Dr. Smalls recently co-authored the children's book, Anjali the Brave: All about Vaccines to help readers learn about how vaccines work and highlight the contributions of scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Today we will discuss:

  1. COVID aftermath – Mental Health Crisis – problems, suggested system level and individual changes
  2. Are we out of the woods? Have people let their guard down with vaccines? 
  3. Vaccines and Anjali the Brave: All About Vaccines



Instagram: @doctoradjoa, @anjalithebrave

Twitter: @anjalithebrave

Anjali the Brave is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other ebook retailers.

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Sandy Kibling Get Savvy... Demystifying Healthcare

Sandy is a health care professional having served in numerous roles including physician consulting and working for a large healthcare insurance company. She has worked on the frontline addressing physician and subscriber issues and has heard first-hand the frustration and concern about affordability and navigating a complicated healthcare system.

Sandy’s passion is to create a trusted source with Get Savvy…Demystifying Healthcare a podcast that breaks down the complexity of healthcare and empowers consumers to navigate the healthcare system.

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