Tips From Current D.D.S. and Dental Hygiene Students

Finding A New Balance During Uncertain Times

Posted by Jisha T. Panicker, B.D.S., M.P.H. on May 20, 2020

“Striving for balance and maintaining positive mental health amidst the COVID-19 crisis can be a daunting task. The uncertainty and stress accompanying the pandemic impacts all of us and poses a threat to our mental health and well-being,” says University of Michigan School of Dentistry postgraduate student Jisha T. Panicker, B.D.S., M.P.H. “As we seek certainty where it does not exist, our brain reprograms itself to protect our body by increasing our attention to risk and threat. So, I’ve penned some healthy ways to navigate this uncertainty, anchored with quotes from Dr. Maya Angelou to help us sail smoothly in our daily lives. May her words give your days a hearty dose of beauty and inspiration.”

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