The Appetite Episode 90: Mental Health During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis: Opal Leadership Offers A Call to Self-Care


As the pandemic is rapidly removing what we’ve come to rely on in our day-to-day lives, it is becoming clear that we are not only in a health and economic crisis, but also a crisis of mental health. Opal’s Co-Founders Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD, Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, and Dr. Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS sit down with host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC to offer an inspiring call to self-care and grace during an unprecedented time. Listen in to hear what Opal has to say about how to take care of your mental health as well as your relationship to food and exercise in the era of coronavirus. 



Encouraging Messages from Italians in Quarantine:

Research: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence:


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Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau:

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