Mental Health and Wellness During a Pandemic – Dr.Yellowlees

Dr. Yellowlees discusses strategies for optimal mental health and wellness during the COVID 19 pandemic, and tips for avoiding anxiety, depression, and social isolation

Peter Yellowlees, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Cheif Wellness Officer at UC Davis Health. He has published seven books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters. Full bio here:—general-psychiatry—physician-health-sacramento

Interviewer: Kyle Allred, Physician Assistant, Producer / Co-Founder of

(This video was recorded on February 19, 2021)


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  1. sengsationa1 on February 23, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    I really liked hearing about the positive aspects of video visits (meeting pets and family, seeing the patient environment, etc). The alternative physical visits require everything to go through the patient’s words, and we know what a filter that can be.

  2. De Stressfrlyf on February 23, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    I would love for him to unpack "Lack of access to care"

  3. Jenny D on February 23, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Thank you so much. I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Yellowlees for keeping me informed. I relate to all of the things he discussed. It was so educational and made me feel grateful as I look forward to a better future post-pandemic.

  4. Christa Wild on February 23, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    I agree children are some of the biggest losers as a result of this pandemic. It’s so sad just how much my kids have lost out over the last year…

  5. magsb3 on February 23, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    A well though out interview. Good questions and though invoking answers.

  6. ale84 on February 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    For adults, problem is lack of work/revenue, which leads to unavoidable mental issues.

  7. mick6ful on February 23, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Great Video thanks

  8. MISTAH BOOMBA on February 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    I suspect loss of community/tribe contributes. Let those you care for know it!

  9. Laurie Romero on February 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    If I were stranded on a deserted island one of the “books” I would bring would include all of the transcripts from the medcram videos! Thank you

  10. Iquey on February 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    31:10 the meat of the issues in many of our jobs are listed out right here. Emotional depletion. Detachment and cynicism, and low personal achievement. Feeling no matter what you do or how hard you try, nothing ever changes for the better long term.

  11. polaris911 on February 23, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    why would "lack of access to care" cause an increased incidence of COVID in people of color? Makes no sense.

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  13. Peter Tylee on February 23, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Unusually sensible for a psychiatrist. Must be Australian. 🙂

  14. Keith Beyerle on February 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Portions of this content should be on primetime news. Also, who the crap are the 5 ppl giving this a thumbs down??

  15. RussCR5187 on February 23, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Excellent questions; thoughtful, to the point, and well explained answers. Can’t ask for more than that! Thanks for this video.

  16. Bob Thrasher on February 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Yes, a great deal of "moral injury" due to denial of outpatient treatment!!!!

  17. Monica Perez on February 23, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    My mother, a retired RN, may God rest her soul, used to say, isolation leads to depression, depression leads to poor health, and poor health leads to an early death.

  18. Phil Lee on February 23, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I’m delighted that Dr. Yellowlees was clear about the difference between the much-abused term "Social distancing" and what is actually needed, which is PHYSICAL distancing. It has been a pet peeve of mine since I first heard the former incorrectly applied.

  19. Doctor ER on February 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Thank you for touching upon the topic of mental health during the pandemic. It’s so important right now!

  20. Kissezez on February 24, 2021 at 12:03 am

    In the old days doctors used to come to our house to treat.

  21. Human Being on February 24, 2021 at 12:04 am

    We’re all mammals, but not all mammals are the same! I enjoy my solitude!

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