COVID-19 and Mental Health Crises Book

If a mental health crisis or the pandemic has affected your life, then this book is written for you.

COVID-19/Mental Health Crises: Holistic Understanding & Solutions

In his timely book, now published, Ronald R. Parks, MPH, MD, examines the impact of COVID-19 or other forms of crisis, loss, or tragedy on individual mental health.

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From his perspective as a Board-certified psychiatrist, a holistic healthcare practitioner, and a caring, concerned teacher, Dr. Parks offers helpful insights and suggestions designed to empower those with ongoing emotional challenges and those who want to maintain optimum mental and physical health. Early recognition and action are crucial, and so each chapter provides simple tips for supporting well-being in the face of unexpected events.

Blending research, historical events, and his own life experience, Dr. Parks has created an easy-to-understand, practical guide to help readers survive and thrive during troubling times.

Awareness, discerning choices, and actions are crucial for mental health and wellness.

In the COVID-19 Pandemic, many have experienced extreme personal loss, trauma, and mental health challenges. Peoples’ responses have similarities to those seen in survivors of natural disasters.

Assessing risk at falling dominos by looking for where to stoop the reaction
©Andrii Yalanskyi/ – Focusing on real problem & solutions

This book presents many essential elements needed for readers to identify and find the path to healing and wellness. Insight, directions, and answers come from holistic medicine, psychology, psychiatry, and natural medicine perspectives. Tried and true self-help techniques are imparted along with valuable, ageless wisdom from respected scientists and spiritual teachers. Stories are shared from the author’s personal and clinical experience.

The integrative and holistic perspectives and approaches are presented on topics such as mental health challenges during COVID-19, other crises, grief and loss, trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, and pandemic survival challenges. With an upbeat style, this book will energize the mind and refresh the reader’s ability to carry on through troubling times.

This book includes valuable information and tips as:

Holistic Coping—In Pandemic times, recognizing and actions for fear, anxiety, depression, and grief; taking valuable holistic health steps, proactive nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and meditation for mental, physical, spiritual health, and positive brain adaptability.

Coping with mental health issues—A holistic approach to surviving mood disorder, bipolar illness, addictions, and post-trauma-related illness approaches.

Coping with traumatic events—Mourning pet loss, hurricanes, trauma, recovery, COVID-19 and Polio past, and the elephant in COVID-19’s room.

Beyond coping—Reducing disease risk during tough times, adversity, pandemic lifesavers, vulnerable hosts and a way forward, revelation, opportunity, and the COVID-19 wake-up call. Be aware, get accurate information, take charge of your mental, physical, spiritual health, and reach out for help when needed.

Planet in a hand with ocean and a butterfly
©archnoi1/ – The hand that saves the planet

About Dr. Parks:

Dr. Parks is a respected physician, teacher, book author, writer, and mentor with an
integrative and holistic perspective. He is specialty-trained in internal
medicine, nutrition, preventive medicine, and Board Certified in Psychiatry.

Currently, Dr. Parks is the medical director and psychiatrist for The Center
For Spiritual Emergence and Katharos Sanctuary (Intentional Longevity, Inc.) in Asheville, NC. He has an MD from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Service Research from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He has completed specialty training in Internal Medicine at George Washington University, Preventive Medicine at UCLA, and Psychiatry at the University of Maryland. Dr. Parks is a former Assistant Professor at The Albany and University of Miami Medical School; Chief of Internal Medicine at the Homestead Air Force Base Hospital in Florida; former Director of the Center for Preventive and Nutritional Health Care in Baltimore, MD; and founder of the Macro Health Medicine, a comprehensive and holistic consultative and treatment service formerly in Asheville, NC.
An avid swimmer and an example of active, healthy living, Dr. Parks continues to advocate for an integrative approach to preventing, diagnosing, and treating physical and emotional problems.

The book is now available and may be purchased by clicking here.

Thanks, and I appreciate your time and interest, Ron Parks, MD.

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