mental health

Mental Health with Aleks Zubek

In this episode, we are going to cover self-care, burnout, and mental health.

Aleksandra Zubek is currently in a clinical psychology counseling internship. We discuss Mental health, self-care, depression, and burnout during COVID. 

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34

These are some of the questions we answer with Aleks

  • What is burnout?
  • What is self-care?
  • Why do you think people see it as selfish? Is it selfish? 
    • Because if your cup isn’t full, you can’t give more.
  • How can we promote our self-care during covid? What can people do? 
  • Ever thought about what you do for yourself that makes you feel good?
    • Whether it’s going to do a face mask, reading a fun novel, or going on a 10-minute walk.
    • How can someone figure out what makes them feel good? Let’s take for example someone with depression that just can’t find something to be happy about, how can they find that spark or how can we help them find it? 
  • Drug overdoses have been on the rise in 2020, where can they stem from? 
  • How can we promote self-healing? and in this sense how can we get past trauma? 
  • How to approach Different types of trauma?
    • Violence
    • Traumatic grief
    • Bullying 
  • Annual prevalence among U.S. adults, by condition, top 3. Can we touch upon each? What they are, symptoms, whos at risk, how it develops, best approaches?
    • Anxiety Disorders: 19.1% (estimated 48 million people)
    • Major Depressive Episode: 7.8% (19.4 million people)
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: 3.6% (estimated 9 million people)
  • Depression
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