Causes Or Cures

The State of Our Mental Health in the Current Political Climate: A Chat with Gabriel Nathan

July 30, 2019
Causes Or Cures
The State of Our Mental Health in the Current Political Climate: A Chat with Gabriel Nathan
Chapters
Causes Or Cures
The State of Our Mental Health in the Current Political Climate: A Chat with Gabriel Nathan
Jul 30, 2019
Dr. Erin Stair/ Gabriel Nathan
Gabriel Nathan and Erin Stair discuss the state of mental health in the country in the current political climate
Show Notes

Do you think the current political climate is impacting our mental health..., or are you living under a rock? If you are living under a rock, do you have room for a few more?  Just kidding, sort of. 
There's been a surge of requests for therapists due to stress, anxiety and relationship troubles due to the current political situation. Social media sites are saturated with tribal and reductive back-and-forths that only increase our individual and collective sense of angst. Long-term friendships have dissolved, marriages have ended, Twitter is a battlefield and toxic stress is the name of the game. In short, we've come a long way, baby. 
In this episode, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Gabriel Nathan, chief editor of OC87 Recovery Stories, about the state of our mental health in the current political climate, why our interactions are toxic and broken, and what can be done to move us towards recovery.   
 Be mindful that specific people and events are mentioned in this podcast, and though not the intent, some things mentioned might offend or anger you. Erin and Gabe have different political opinions, but let this serve as a fair warning to those whose blood pressure rises when politics comes up.