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Taking care of your mental health during the traumatic crises of racism and a pandemic — plus, what Biden needs to do to win over progressive voters

On this show:

0:08 – As Joe Biden visits Kenosha, Wisconsin and speaks with police shooting survivor Jacob Blake by phone, we talk about the Trump and Biden campaigns and their Wisconsin stops with John Nichols (@NicholsUprising), national affairs correspondent for The Nation.

0:19 – Jane Kim, San Francisco supervisor and former California political director for the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign, joins us to talk about what Joe Biden needs to do to win progressive votes — given that he rejects popular policies like Medicare for All.

0:34 – The U.S. is experiencing simultaneous crises of racism, coronavirus, and even an economic crisis. What’s the impact on our mental health? Dr. Natalye Pearson is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the effects of traumatic stress with over 15 years experience and a private practice in the East Bay. “We see things where our life is not respected, not cared for by our systems,” she says. “Seeing these public lynchings and hearing about the mistreatment and the lack of accountability on our police enforcement — that trauma can come up in lots of different ways, that feeling of unrest, hopelessness, despair. All of that comes up for us.”

Dr. Pearson recommends the following resources:

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