The COVID-19 “Patchwork Pandemic” and Mental Health

September 1, 2020
01:00PM - 02:00PM

All Times Eastern

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM EST

Join Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) and the Region IV Public Health Training Center for a webinar on mental health and the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has been called the “patchwork pandemic” because of its uneven impact across regions and subpopulations. Emerging evidence indicates a similar pattern for the mental health effects of the pandemic. Dr. Benjamin Druss will review what is currently known about COVID-19 and mental health, with a focus on which populations are at elevated risk of developing behavioral health problems. He will address the complementary roles that clinicians and public health practitioners can play in addressing the mental health consequences of the pandemic.