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Mental health and the pandemic / heroism & hypocrisy

  • Season: Season 1
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  • Featuring: Sean Collins, Robin Henderson, and Dr. Ira Byock

Clinical Psychologist Robin Henderson speaks with Seán Collins about the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to strategize and make mental health a priority in the months ahead. Sean also speaks with Dr. Ira Byock, the founder of the Institute for Human Caring, about an article he wrote for the Journal of Palliative Medicine: Heroism and Hypocrisy: Seeing Our Reflection with 2020 Vision.

Episode Notes

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or other mental health issues and would like to seek help, please check out the Work@BeWell website for a list of qualified organizations.

Read Dr. Ira Byock's article Heroism and Hypocrisy: Seeing Our Reflection with 2020 Vision in The Journal of Palliative Medicine.


  • Robin Henderson, Psy. D. is a clinical psychologist in Portland, OR, and the Chief Executive for Behavioral Health for Providence Oregon and the Clinical Liaison to the Well Being Trust.
  • Ira Byock, M.D., is a leading palliative care physician and the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Providence Institute for Human Caring in Gardena, CA.

About Us

At the Institute for Human Caring, we believe that whole-person care is essential to helping patients, families, and caregivers experience the best care possible. This requires attending to the body, mind, and spirit.  


  • Seán Collins
  • Dr. Ira Byock
  • Robin Henderson


  • mental health
  • hypocrisy
  • depression
  • heroes
  • suicide