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JANUARY 24, 2024

NPR LifeKit: Why Being Uncomfortable is Important

The feeling of discomfort can be a helpful warning sign, but too much of it can lead to distress. Dr. Kali Cyrus explains how to identify these emotions – and take action if it starts to affect your physical and mental health.

AUGUST 23, 2023

New York Times: The Collateral Damage of A.D.H.D. Drug Shortages

Dr. Kali weighs in on A.D.H.D. medication shortages.

MAY 23, 2023

NPR 1A: In Good Health: Living with Sleep Disorders

Dr. Kali shares her experience with a sleep disorder.

MAY 10, 2023

Death Sex & Money Podcast: Hold On: How Therapists See the Mental Health Crisis

Dr. Kali shares what current clients are worried about, the kinds of support newer clients need, and what they’re telling she's telling clients right now.

MARCH 2, 2023

NPR 1A: What Does it Mean to Engage in Self Care in American Society?

Dr. Kali talks about what it means to practice self-care in a society where capitalism, racism, and classism are working against you.

FEBRUARY 17, 2023

MSNBC's Chris Jansing Report: Senator Fetterman Checks Himself into Hospital for Clinical Depression 

Dr. Kali discusses importance of public figures discussing mental health publicly and need for government action on increasing funding for the mental health system and parity in funding.

DECEMBER 19, 2022

MSNBC: SYMONE Sanders Show

Dr. Kali joins Symone Sanders to discuss managing mental health during the holiday season. 

MARCH 15, 2022

TODAY SHOW ONLINE: The anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death just passed quietly---and I'm so disappointed. 

Dr. Kali discusses the mental health of Black women with the anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death. 

MARCH 10, 2022

Lifetime's Podcast: The Table is Ours: Where is the CARE in Healthcare?

Dr. Kali discusses healthcare inequities in the Black community. 

APRIL 1, 2022

NPR's Our Body Politic: "Long Covid; Decolonizing Parenting; COVID and Mental Health"

Dr. Kali discusses mental health and equity in the covid-19 era. 

MARCH 20, 2022

NPR's All Things Considered "Americans' stress is spiking over inflation, Ukraine, survey finds 

Dr. Kali discusses Americans' stress spiking amidst current events. 

VOX: How to heal our national exhaustion

JANUARY 27, 2022

Dr. Kali quoted in Vox about the burnout on top of burnout. 

NY TIMES: Why Are More Black Kids Suicidal: A Search for Answers

NOVEMBER 23, 2021 

Dr. Kali quoted in New York Times 

MSNBC: Tiffany Cross Cross Connection Show

AUGUST 8, 2021 

Dr. Kali shares importance of taking care of mental health after Simone Biles comes forward. 

MEDSCAPE: When Hospitals Hurt You, Not Help You: The Horrific Treatment of Patients at One DC-Area Hospital 

JULY 2021

Dr. Kali shares a local example of how the mental health hospital system can hurt patients. 

JULY 2021

TED Podcast: Body Stuff by Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Kali explains the difference between normal anxiety and anxiety disorder. 

JULY 7, 2021

Leading the Way in LGBTQ+ Health Care Education in Indiana

Dr. Kali reminds us that in order to avoid burnout, we must keep our indurance and stay conscious about how we're doing. 


Healthline: New Trevor Project Research: LGBTQ Youth Mental Health Challenges Continue — But There’s Hope

Dr. Kali reflects on Trevor Project's new LGBTQ research.

JUNE 22, 2021

Medscape: How Doctors Communicate About COVID-19: Like a Game of Telephone

Dr. Kali shares the responsibility doctors have to go above and beyond to meet patients where they are and communicate accurate information.

MAY 8, 2021

CNN: How to Process Re-Entry Anxiety

Dr. Kali shares solid advice for anyone struggling with re-entering society.

MAY 7, 2021

NPR: If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You're Tired All The Time, You're Not Alone

Dr. Kali comments on common and normal feelings of burnout during the pandemic. 

MAY 7, 2021

New York Times: Therapy on Aisle 7: Retailers Are Entering the Mental Health Market

Dr. Kali quoted.

MAY 1, 2021

CNN Newsroom: New Chapter in Pandemic as 100+ Million Americans are Vaccinated Part II

Dr. Kali joins Fredericka Whitfield to discuss ways to mitigate anxiety surrounding re-entering society.

MAY 1, 2021

CNN Newsroom: New Chapter in Pandemic as 100+ Million Americans are Vaccinated Part I

Dr. Kali and panel experts join Fredericka Whitfield to discuss anxiety surrounding re-entering society.

APRIL 23, 2021

Medscape: What I Want People to Know About the Chauvin Verdict

Dr. Kali shares her thoughts on the Derek Chauvin verdict.

APRIL 11, 2021

MSNBC: Cross Connection

Dr. Kali discusses Meghan Markle's disclosure and importance of de-stigmatizing mental health issues within communities of color.

MARCH 14, 2021

MSNBC: Cross Connection

Dr. Kali discusses fear and anxiety around COVID-19, vaccinations, and returning to "normal" life.

New York Times: How Society Has Turned Its Back on Mothers

FEBRUARY 4, 2021

Dr. Kali shares the importance of taking care and focusing on yourself. The pandemic revealed how society views “balance” is a lie. Now, a generation is teetering on the edge. This is a Primal Scream for all women.

MSNBC: Jonathan Capehart Show

DECEMBER 27, 2020

Dr. Kali appears as a panelist on the Jonathan Capehart Show on 12/27/20 to discuss trepidation with receiving vaccine due to

(rightful) mistrust of medical establishment.

TIME'S UP: Survey Shows Outsized Impact of COVID-19 on Women’s Mental Health

OCTOBER 30, 2020

TIME'S UP Foundation's national survey (conducted June 2020) reveals how people are struggling with their mental health in the pandemic. Dr. Kali Cyrus and Dr. Jessi Gold offer their take on these survey findings, as well as tips and tools for navigating these challenging times.

Newsy: Depression During the Pandemic

OCTOBER 25, 2020

The impact of depression on millennials and young adults.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

NowThis: 13 Reasons Why Black People are Still Annoyed

Written and produced by Dr. Kali.

NPR's 1A Show with Jenn White

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

Pay, Promotions, and Workplace Equity During (And After) the Pandemic.

Part II: Discussing Health Equity with Ellen Pompeo and Sheena Williams

JULY 22, 2020

A discussion on equity, inclusion, and systemic racism in the health care system.

Part I: Discussing Health Equity with Ellen Pompeo and Sheena Williams

JULY 22, 2020

A discussion on equity, inclusion, and systemic racism in the health care system.

Greatest: 8 Ways Black People Are Finding Emotional Restoration Right Now

JUNE 24, 2020


NPR: Science Today

JUNE 19, 2020

The global pandemic and how national protests are adding to the mental and emotional burden of taking care of others.

CBS42: Health, Diversity Experts Tackle Racism on ‘Coronavirus House Calls

JUNE 8, 2020

Providing expert commentary on the intersection of COVID-19, public health, and racism.

Yahoo News: The Tale of 2 Pandemics

JUNE 7, 2020

Dr. Kali providing expert commentary on protests during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NowThis: Why BIPOC Die from COVID-19 at higher rates

JUNE 5, 2020

Written and produced by Dr. Kali, Kali uses biology and social science to explain how BIPOC communities have higher rates of immunocompromisation that increases their susceptibility to disease.

NowThis : 13 Reasons Why You Should Pause Before Asking Your Black Friend How They Feel Right Now

JUNE 5, 2020

The global pandemic and how national protests are adding to the mental and emotional burden of taking care of others.

SELF Magazine: How to Check-in on Your Black Friends & Coworkers

JUNE 2020

Dr. Kali providing advice on how to open the conversation.

Newsy: 1-2 Impact of Coronavirus and Police Force on Black People

JUNE 2020

Dr. Kali comments on the pandemic and the intersections of racism.

Dr. Kali Cyrus and Dr. Rob Davidson on Trump's Coronavirus Briefing

APRIL 20, 2020

Medical doctors and Board Members of Committee to Protect Medicare respond live to a Trump coronavirus briefing. 

Dear Dr. Kali How to the Avoid 'Rona Rage'

MARCH - MAY 2020

Dr. Kali Cyrus answers submissions anonymously on this weekly segment. If you would like to submit a question to Dr. Kali for consideration, please email

TIME'S UP: How to Cope with Anxiety and Loneliness in the Age of Coronavirus

MARCH 2020

Providing expert advice on how to take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctor's Orders: Vote Warren

MARCH 2020

Written and produced by Dr. Kali.

TIME'S UP: Convening on Pay Equity

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Dr. Kali shares her experiences with discrimination and the pay gap.

TIME'S UP: Founder's Friday


Dr. Kali is acknowledged for being a founding member of TIME'S UP Healthcare.

Yale School of Medicine: How Health Care Providers Interface with the Government

MARCH 2019

Dr. Kali was keynote speaker for th inaugural "QMED" Conference at the Yale School and dicussed what leadership on the front lines looks like from the queerly visible medical provider.

Closer: From Clinic to Senate

JANUARY 18, 2019

Dr. Kali discusses how her passions shine through her medical profession and how her advocacy is simple but goes a long way that helps others.

Medical Teacher: When Patients Hurt Us


Discussing patient harassment of medical trainees published in Medical Teacher.Opinion piece about patient harassment of medical trainees published in Medical Teacher.

ShareCare: What to Expect From Your First Psychiatrist Visit


Tips for seeking care.

US News: Can You Boost Your Mental Health by Keeping a Journal?

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018


AAMC: When the Perpetrators are Patients

OCTOBER 23, 2018

Managing mistreatment — most female physicians have stories about “those patients.” In the #MeToo era, here’s what teaching hospitals and medical schools are doing to protect their own.

US News: Are Friends the Key to Happiness?

JULY 27, 2018


American Psychiatric Association: Identities Should Be Additive, Not ‘Either/Or,’

JUNE 2018

Dr. Kali reflects on her idenitites and how they've given her unique experiences and more flexibility navigating power dynamics.

Yale School of Medicine: Cyrus to become Director of Standardized Patients at YSM's Teaching and Learning Center

JUNE 2017


The Cut: What it Feels Like When Your Identity is Heavy

MAY 10, 2017

The costs of being the minority.

JAMA Network: Medical Education and the Minority Tax

MAY 9, 2017

Dr. Kali and her perspective on the costs of being the only one.

NEJM: Physician Shortage Spikes Demand in Several Specialties


Interviewed. "The Psychiatrist with a Psychiatrist"


Dr. Kali tells an intimate story about her past psychiartic diagnoses.

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