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Sep 29th, 2020 | 18:44

How to Handle Stress During Covid-19

Having good Mental Health is especially important for the family during times of crisis. In this podcast, we visit with Dr. Matt Larsen, DO, a psychiatric specialist in the area of mental health of teens and children. See what three things he recommends to maintain good mental health for the family, and much more. Dr. Larsen DO, specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He earned his medical degree from Des Moines University and completed his General Psychiatry Residency in Reno, Nevada in 2013. He enjoyed working with adults, but he really thrived working with teenagers, so he stayed in Reno another two years to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Larsen has a strong interest in suicide prevention, and in two types of therapy: ACT and DBT. He finds these most useful in helping teens who are chronically suicidal or self-harming. During his training, he even once spent a day as a patient in a Residential Treatment Center so he could see how it felt to be a patient. Dr. Larsen enjoys teaching and writing has won numerous awards for his poster presentations and medical lectures. He currently has three medical publications and three novels available on Kindle. Credentials and Education • University of Nevada School of Medicine Fellowship - • University of Nevada School of Medicine Residency - • Des Moines University Graduate Degree - **Link to Dr. Sue Varma's comments as heard on NPR on Mental Health for the Family: https://www.npr.org/2020/04/07/829320121/dealing-with-anxiety-and-mental-health-while-social-distancing