Power Over Pain: Mental Health & Addiction During COVID-19, National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

 

Filmed live at the Hive, Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18, 2020. Dr. Baxter discusses mental health challenges during COVID-19, as well as the challenges of access to addiction treatment. Need help?

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) – this is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

 

Stress levels are high. Kids, teens, adolescents, and adults may be self-medicating from whatever can be found at home.

 

Dr. Baxter shares a bright outlook on treatments. Immunosuppressants/biologics we are already using for other conditions are likely to be effective at decreasing the severity of COVID-19.

 

Ready to try something easy for treating pain at home? Dr Baxter says if you haven’t tried something new for pain while quarantining, consider meditation and magnesium. Easy! More details at #WhatWorksForPain and on our resources page.

 

Buzzy and VibraCool are FDA registered 510(k) cleared to Control pain associated with injections, venipuncture, IV starts, cosmetic injections and the temporary relief of minor injuries (muscle or tendon aches, splinters and bee stings). Also intended to treat myofascial pain caused by trigger points, restricted motion and muscle tension.

 

Dr. Amy Baxter directs innovation, invention, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Accomplishments include international thought leadership on pain management and acute opioid reduction, multiple NIH SBIR Fast-Tracks, eight issued patents, multiple first author textbook chapters and journal publications, and successful 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School, as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, created and validated the BARF pediatric nausea scale cited in fifty studies, and founded Pain Care Labs. Recognition includes Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. National and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED. On Homeolux Board of Directors. Also known for turning down Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank.

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