SAFE Topics

S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 9 April 15, 2020

Going Remote – Personal Health

In the ninth episode of the S.A.F.E. Topics podcast, we continue our special series on Going Remote. Hosts curry and Sean were joined by Ghada Osman (Health Services) this week to discuss the psychological and sociological impacts on the topic of mental care in a remote setting.

Health Services Information

What to listen for:

  • Transitioning to Zoom and having privacy.
  • Student health services during the summer.
  • Telehealth vs. in-person sessions.
  • Both unique and similar situations for counselors and students.
  • The good and challenging aspects of using Zoom in this space.
  • “A culture of positivity” and toxic positivity explained.
  • The stages and process of grief.
  • Holding on or letting go.
  • The importance of community and the institution for our students.
  • Consequences of social distancing to mental health.
  • “Physical distancing and social connections.”
  • Being in a fear zone, learning zone, and growth zone.
  • Emotional flexibility.
  • The juxtaposition of face-to-face classes and online classes in this moment.
  • A positive send off from Ghada.

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The S.A.F.E. Topics Team:
curry mitchell – Faculty, Letters (Co-host)
Sean Davis – Faculty, Sociology (Co-host)
Kelly Barnett – Intern and Music Technology Student (Audio Editor)
James Garcia – SDICCCA Fellow and Associate Faculty, Sociology (Show Notes)