Covid-19 Trauma: Can We Prevent The Mental Impacts? with Dr. Delvena Thomas

This year, 2020, has left us all with one thing in common – the shared trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. This trauma, among so many other hardships, have led to a decline in the mental health of thousands. Luckily, doctors like Dr. Delvena Thomas are pushing forward on breaking the stigma of mental health, providing treatment, and even spreading awareness of preventative measures. The mother, physician, scientist, and soldier added entrepreneur to her resume when she opened her private practice and business DRT Wellness Spa, where she uses her mental health expertise to impact lives daily.

Dr. Delvena Thomas always knew she had the talent and passion to be a physician. Growing up, she considered that path to be anything from a surgeon to an OB-GYN, but neither one of those felt like the right match. Eventually, Dr. Delvena found her stride as a psychiatrist and went on to study the intricacies of the brain. After graduating medical school, Dr. Delvena started her career by joining the U.S. Army, using her talents to serve her country. Shortly after her deployments and spending too long in a taxing job, Dr. Delvena was ready to work for herself, and find the success she always knew she could achieve.

Dr. Delvena opened her own private practice, and soon after BRT Wellness Spa – where she and her employees use treatment, therapy, CBD, and more to address several issues. In today’s episode of Lift U Up: Inspiring Health Stories Dr. Delvena shares her expertise on mental health through stories, advice, and the science behind it all. With COVID-19 taking a toll on the mental health of so many, the work starts now to decrease the impact – and Dr. Delvena is providing helpful tips to combat potential mental health issues.

What else can you expect in this episode?

  • Why mental health has such a stigma in the military, but what steps are being taken to normalize it.
  • How 2020 has helped to normalize going to therapy, as well as changed what mental health looks like in general.
  • Why you should consider mental health treatment, even if it is preventative.
  • The habits you can change to help your brain become healthier, and why.
  • How to stop allowing yourself to humor the common “what ifs”.
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