Friday: Mental health providers ‘walk on water’ amid high demand


Erick M. Ramos

Rates of depression, anxiety and mental disorders in adolescents have increased since the start of the COVIFD-19 pandemic.

This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” around noon on Friday. This story will be updated after the show. You can Listen live.

Rates of depression and anxiety have increased since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, according to U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy. Young people have been particularly affected.

However, getting help is not easy. Many mental health providers have left the field, leaving a strong demand for services in a context of a shortage of providers.

For St. Louis psychiatrist Dr. Dale Anderson, who treats an average of 100 patients each week, the past year has been like a “walk on water.”

Fridays Saint Louis on the air, Anderson will join host Sarah Fenske to discuss the power of cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and anxiety. He will also share how his mobile application, “COPOW to live in a world of coronavirus”, aims to help people overcome the anxieties of the pandemic and the dysfunctional thinking that arises from these stressors.

Has cognitive behavioral therapy helped you or a loved one? Tweet us (@STlonAir), send an email to [email protected] or share your impressions via our Saint Louis on the air Facebook group, and help inform our coverage.

Saint Louis on the air”Brings you the stories of Saint-Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah fenske and produced by Alex heuer, Emily woodbury, Evie hemphill and Lara hamdan. Jane Mather-Glass is our production assistant. The sound engineer is Aaron Doerr.


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