Mental Health at Home During a Pandemic

A Collaboration with the Pandemic Home Hotline

Paul Krauss, MA LPC has teamed up with Sylvia Gallusser, a futurist, to provide realistic paths for a better future. Sylvia is the CEO and founder of Silicon Humanism where she develops projects related to improving humanity’s future through technology. More recently, Sylvia has started a project on post-pandemic life. Collaborating with Paul Krauss, Sylvia and Paul have been able to produce the Pandemic Home project, featuring several Pandemic Home Hotline scenarios. This hotline could be part of a future resource available to individuals during the pandemic. Listen here for a simulation of how the hotline could operate. The scenarios have been turned into audio dialogues, simulating the dramatic conversation between individuals in distress at their home and mental health hotline responders. Three scenarios have been developed: a single male with contamination anxiety, an elderly woman living alone with health problems, and a mother escaping domestic violence. These scenarios are realistic and demonstrate how technology can be used to benefit society, particularly in the area of mental health. With Paul’s expertise in mental health and hotline operations and Sylvia’s prowess in futurism, it is exciting to see how the two can combine to create new options for the future.

You can listen to episode #1 on Spotify right now:

And episode #2 has just been released:

Silicon Humanism is a Futures Thinking & Strategic Foresight Consultancy. Its Founder Sylvia launched this blog to share and discuss the Future with anyone interested in thinking about our possible options, which ones we would like to see come true, and how to make them actually happen!

Sylvia is an inquirer of our future, conducting prospective studies on the future of health and aging, the future of work and learning, as well as transformations in transportation/mobility and in the retail world. She also closely monitors the future of the mind and transhumanism.

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

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