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April 8, 2020 | KQED

During special coverage of the coronavirus crisis, KQED hosts California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on its podcast to discuss the need for mental health care amid the pandemic, particularly those who have previously experienced trauma.

April 8, 2020 | UC Davis Health System

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s daily news conference on coronavirus Tuesday featured the expertise of UC Davis School of Medicine alumna, California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris. The 2001 graduate is a nationally known expert on the health consequences of toxic childhood stress and spoke at the news conference to urge Californians to recognize this is a stressful time. Dr. Burke Harris encouraged viewers to take care of their emotional health.

April 7, 2020 | KQED

Millions of Californians who aren’t sick with COVID-19 are still managing a ton of stress — and that stress can manifest in real, physical pain. California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, created a series of guides to help people manage stress during this time of crisis.

April 6, 2020 | El Segundo

California Surgeon General Dr. Burke Harris shares tips for dealing with toxic stress during the coronavirus pandemic. To start managing this stress, Dr. Burke Harris says people should simply acknowledge what’s going on. “This [pandemic] is certainly is a risk-factor for what we call toxic stress: The overactivity of the stress response that leads to increased risk of health problems like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and so on.”

April 3, 2020 | Apple Podcasts

California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, joins “Good Kids: Stay at Home Edition” remotely to share advice on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19, what all of us can do to help, and how to mitigate stress while stuck at home. “We’re all feeling a lot of stress right now. And I think for adults, we can kind of recognize it and say it. But for kids, oftentimes it doesn’t show up in the same way.”

April 2, 2020 | Face2Face Africa

Nadine Burke Harris is California’s first-ever surgeon general. Face2Face Africa details Burke Harris’ history-making feat follows the creation of the new role in 2019 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

April 1, 2020 | KPJR

Register for a virtual discussion on trauma-informed tools during coronavirus featuring Alice Forrested, PhD, CEO of Clifford Beers from RESILIENCE, Jim Sporleder, Trauma Informed Consultantm and James Redford, Director of both RESILIENCE & PAPER TIGERS.

March 31, 2020 | Nickelodeon

California Surgeon Dr. Nadine Burke Harris joins Nickelodeon’s “The Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus with Kristen Bell” to discuss tips for reducing stress at home during the pandemic. Feature begins at 15:12.

March 30, 2020 | The California Department of Health Care Services and Office of the California Surgeon General

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California Surgeon General, and Dr. Karen Mark, Medical Director of the California Department of Health Care Services, provide guidance on actions providers can take to support the health and well-being of patients, health care teams, and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 29, 2020 | Wisdom 2.0

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris speaks with Soren Gordhamer on how childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.