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Alphabet's CEO says the coronavirus has 'absolutely' caused a mental-health crisis. Here are 5 calming podcasts you should follow if you're feeling anxious over the pandemic.

Alphabet's CEO says the coronavirus has 'absolutely' caused a mental-health crisis. Here are 5 calming podcasts you should follow if you're feeling anxious over the pandemic.
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"The Calmer You Podcast"

"The Calmer You Podcast"

Chloe Brotheridge, hypnotherapist and author of the books "The Anxiety Solution" and "Brave New Girl," tackles topics like how to reduce negative thinking, ways to heal trauma, and manage grief. A recent episode of this podcast specifically talks about how to be productive and manage stress while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. In one recent episode, she interviews Frankie Jackson-Spence, a medical doctor based in London.

"Be mindful of how much news you're consuming," Jackson-Spence said. "And stay socially connected with people, talk about how you're feeling."

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"A Mindful Moment"

"A Mindful Moment"

Host Teresa McKee, who has a master's degree in leadership coaching psychology, shares ways to relax and be more mindful in her podcast, "A Mindful Moment." She has episodes that address the pandemic, how to transition to working from home, and the panic it causes.

"Panicking about it only increases the risk to ourselves and others," she said.

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"The Anxiety Coaches Podcast"

"The Anxiety Coaches Podcast"

Gina Ryan, host of "The Anxiety Coaches Podcast," is an anxiety coach and nutritionist who struggled with general anxiety, panic, and agoraphobia for more than 20 years. Her podcast, which publishes twice a week, usually runs 20 minutes per episode and includes topics such as how to control the physical sides of anxiety, ways to be more grateful, and ways to cope with PTSD. She has a recent episode dealing with anxiety around the novel coronavirus, where she shares helpful self-care tips.

"Where we need to put our effort is in our thinking right now" she said.

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"Therapy for Black Girls"

"Therapy for Black Girls"

Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, hosts a weekly inspiring podcast on all things mental health, made especially for black women. Her podcast episodes tackle topics including how to build confidence, prompts for mindfulness journaling, and how to deal with anxiety around the pandemic.

"Sunshine is good for us, so try to squeeze it in when you can," Bradford said.

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"Your Anxiety Toolkit"

"Your Anxiety Toolkit"

In "Your Anxiety Toolkit," host Kimberley Quinlan, a licensed marriage and family therapist, shares how stress and anxiety affect your life, as well as ways to deal with it. Her podcasts range from 20 minutes to 50 minutes in duration, and sometimes feature guest speakers. She has multiple recent episodes that touch on anxiety around the pandemic.

"Support is really important at this time mainly because our anxiety in our body is going to be really triggered during this time, rightfully so," Quinlan said.

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