Episode 6: Mental Health During the Pandemic

In this episode, we talk about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. We discuss the effects of isolation, lack of control, and changes in daily routines. Also, we give some advice to reduce emotional distress and identify when professional help is needed.   Our guest for this podcast is Dr. Helena Orellana, Director of the IPS Center for Psychological Services and Adjunct Professor for the M.S. in Psychology program. She specializes in adult group therapy and the treatment of combat and childhood trauma.


The Called to Flourish Podcast covers mental health topics through a Catholic Christian perspective to highlight human dignity and help achieve an integrated healing process of the heart, mind, and soul. It is hosted by Fr. Charles Sikorski, LC, JD, JCL, president of Divine Mercy University (DMU), and Thomas Cronquist, Director of Institutional Advancement at DMU.

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