SVG Europe/HBF Mental health minute: How those working the Tokyo Olympics can fight homesickness

Welcome to episode one of the Mental Health Minute, a new 10-part series created by SVG and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Created to support those who are working hard on the Tokyo Olympics, each episode zeros in on a specific issue facing those who are away from home and are interested in learning how to maintain emotional well being, stay connected with family back home and much more.

Today’s episode takes a look at how to combat homesickness in a positive manner. Our guest is Dr Leslie Adair, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, national executive director of mental health. Dr Adair provides operational oversight of outpatient mental health services system-wide, and is also responsible for ensuring the delivery of standardised, high-quality and evidence-based mental health treatment services across the continuum of care.

Her areas of interest include assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, family therapy and quality patient care. She holds a master’s degree in counselling and psychotherapy from the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota, and a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.

To watch today’s video please click here.

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