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March 29, 2020: Dr. Dana Udall from Ginger joins us today for the next installment of our COVID-19 series. Ginger is a full-stack, behavioral health system, offering care and content of different types to their clients. The focus of our conversation today is how Ginger is doing this in the context of the current health crisis. One of the most important points that Dr. Udall makes during our conversation is to reframe this period as not only a health crisis, as is often stated, but also as a crisis of mental health. We touch on the article that Dr. Udall authored about eating disorders and our guest's thoughts on simple practices for healthcare professionals in this stressful situation. We discuss coping mechanisms, helpful strategies and why self-care and downtime are so important for everyone. Dr. Udall also stresses the utility of exercise, intentional thought and better communication. She believes that it is only together that we can make it through these challenges and the hurdles of isolation and loneliness need some effort in order to be avoided. We discuss creative ways to combat these issues and Dr. Udall shares some info on the great free service that Ginger is providing to healthcare professionals.

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