Flashpoint: Impact of pandemic on mental health, African-Americans face disparities, and bringing hope to Philly

Hider Shabaan, Melissa Hopely Rice, and Felicia Roche.
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on mental health. Religious celebrations have been severely curtailed, families are locked in and millions are isolated from loved ones as unemployment, fear and mass anxiety increases day by day. Daily routines are upended, so how do you cope?  

With so much time on your hands, does it create the perfect environment for intrusive thoughts? How do you keep control? 

In Philadelphia, where race data is incomplete, African-Americans make up at least 40% of COVID-19 deaths. Why is that the case? 

Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHT 1210AM and at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5. 

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