Salud Talks Podcast Episode 26: “Mindfulness During an Epidemic”


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Last week, we began a discussion on how people across the country are experiencing new levels of anxiety and depression amid this global pandemic.

Unique stressors, such as sheltering in place the time or experiencing new financial struggles, are causing issues in most homes throughout the U.S. While these problems might not be resolved in the near future, as civic and business leaders deal with the consequences of the outbreak, it is essential that Latinos and all Americans find ways to battle back against these mental health complications.

Dr. Sarah Knoeckel, a Nurse Practitioner and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio returns to discuss how mental health should not be stigmatized and how we all can practice wellness techniques.STE26 Twitter Graphic Mindfulness During an Epidemic

Check out this discussion on the Salud Talks Podcast, Episode 26, “Mindfulness During an Epidemic“! 

  • WHAT: A #SaludTalks discussion about mental health and how it is changing in this time of crisis
  • GUEST: Dr. Sarah Knoeckel, a Nurse Practitioner and an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio
  • WHERE: Available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded, including Apple Podcasts, SpotifySoundCloudTune In, and others
  • WHEN: The episode went live at 5 p.m., Apr. 8, 2020


In this episode, we explore questions such as:

  • What practices, such as meditation or exercise, can people implement to help in that effort?
  • Why is it important, more so now than ever in our lifetimes, for folks to take their mental health seriously — is there a societal benefit to people taking care of themselves.
  • Can events, such as WWII or 9/11, cause huge numbers of the population to undergo mental health issues that will need addressing later on?

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