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Video: Cathy Milliken on Stress and Addiction During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish.

During the coronavirus crisis, maintaining your mental health and well-being can be a challenge for all of us. Cathy Milliken, LCSW, helps us identify self-defeating behaviors, determine when behaviors may have addictive tendencies, and learn how to manage new circumstances while validating our feelings and our loved ones’ emotions.

About the Webinar

As we struggle with the stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s natural to turn to what we normally accept as typical methods of coping, including drinking. However, the incredible amount of stress each one of us is experiencing makes it more important than ever to focus on finding healthy outlets for the pressure we all feel.

While there are many ways of coping, many behaviors are self-defeating and can make us feel even worse during an uncertain time, with many creating damage that can last for years to come.

Milliken shares strategies to help us cope, with a special emphasis on assisting those who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol.

This content is also available in Spanish.

About Cathy Milliken

Catherine Milliken, LCSW, LADC, CCS, is the program director of McLean’s Borden Cottage, a Signature Addiction Recovery Program. Before working at McLean, she served as the Addiction Treatment program director at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and an instructor in psychiatry at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College for close to 10 years.

Learn more about Milliken.

More COVID-19 Resources

It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more on our COVID-19 mental health resources page or get access to our COVID-19 Webinar Series.

May 1, 2020

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