Local Now Launches Mental Health Series With Dr. Wendy Walsh

The free streaming service Local Now has introduced a new daily series featuring Dr. Wendy Walsh to offer advice and insight on mental health topics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Wendy Walsh Is Here for You is now available on the 24/7 free streaming service owned by Allen Media Group.

In this new series, Walsh will offer insight, provide tips, context and coping strategies for anyone who needs guidance on navigating the “new normal” in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of some of the topics she will cover in the 3-7 minute segments include:

  • Helping kids understand COVID-19 (video https://vimeo.com/407776448/0693f4d407)
  • How to set boundaries with your boss/colleagues while working from home
  • How isolation is affecting relationships (baby boom or spike in divorces?)
  • Stress and what it can do to your body
  • Dealing with the loss of big moments – from graduations, sporting events, etc.
  • Ways to give back to the community
  • How to mentally survive this pandemic
  • Ways to give back to the community

Walsh is also soliciting input from Local Now users and will answer their questions in her daily segments. Users can submit questions by sending a message or commenting on Local Now’s Facebook page or on any of Dr. Wendy’s social media accounts (@drwendywalsh on FacebookInstagram and Twitter). You can view a video clip of Dr. Wendy introducing the new Local Now series here.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Wendy Walsh on our free streaming app Local Now to help everyone deal with this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Local Now parent Allen Media Group. “We hope that this series will be a valuable resource for families as we all navigate through this unprecedented time. This is exactly the type of content we want to continue to provide as we look for the most effective and timely ways to serve our audience and our communities.”


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