Story by Rich Nathanson | 2/9/21
Dr. Shanna Diaz, medical director of the Sleep Disorder Centers at of the University of New Mexico Hospital, says the COVID-19 pandemic has more people experiencing insomnia and increasing numbers taking sleep medications.
Roxroy Reid of Bosque Mental Health recommends cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: “Change your thinking, change your behavior.”
People are losing sleep over the COVID-19 pandemic – literally.
That’s certainly true for Ron Kron of Rio Rancho, who works as a salesman at one of the big box home improvement stores.
Kron believes he had COVID-19 last January, long before testing was readily available.
“I had a temperature for weeks, peaking at around 103 degrees, and was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection,” the 54-year-old said.
Bosque Mental Health experts are seeing people experience anxiety, fear and stress from COVID-19. But there are ways to help a person cope.
The holidays can be overwhelming, and during the pandemic, some are feeling anxious. An Albuquerque mental health expert said anxiety can normal during uncertain times, and learning to manage it is key.
2020 brought strong emotions for everyone. From fear of losing a job to the stress of online school or work to social isolation from others.
Roxroy A. Reid, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW
President-Elect at Association of Social Work Boards
Roxroy A. Reid was elected president-elect of the 2021 Board of Directors of the Association of Social Work Boards, the nonprofit association of social work regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada. Reid, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, works in the emergency department at the Raymond G. Murphy Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and is a clinician with Bosque Mental Health. He was appointed to the New Mexico State Board of Social Work Examiners in 2008 and is now chair.
The delay of the presidential votes and the overall election in general has a lot of New Mexicans experiencing “election anxiety.”
The Bosque Mental Health Executive Director Cathy Schueler said people feeling anxiety, nervousness, and depression is common for many during this election wait.
KOAT spoke with Wendy Wasserman of Bosque Mental Health
Our very own Wendy Wasserman LPCC, LPAT spoke to KOAT about the impact of art therapy.
Cathy Schueler featured in a story in the Albuquerque Journal
Story by Rich Nathanson | 4/19/20
There’s an old adage that “familiarity breeds contempt.”
That’s what many people describe when talking about the self-isolation imposed to stay safe from the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“They’re sheltering in place and getting on each other’s nerves because they’re not used to being together so much,” said Cathy Schueler, executive director of Bosque Mental Health.
“Those who can work from home seem to be having an easier time of it than those who lost their jobs and are now feeling the financial pinch. So they’re getting unemployment compensation, but it’s anxiety-producing and the longer this goes on, the more anxious people get,” she said.