Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that world healthwas profoundly at risk in the face of the disease. While this iscertainly still the case, it is increasingly clear that mental health has beenprofoundly affected as well, with individuals experiencing dramatic increasesin impairing anxiety and depressed mood. People have been cut off fromtheir usual social supports, families have been divided and adults worry aboutthe safety and health of their aging parents. Children have been senthome from school, and are limited to spending long periods inside with verylimited contact with peers. These changes have caused a dramatic increasein mental health concerns.
Dr. Truman will address some of the commondifficulties international communities are experiencing as they work to get throughthe pandemic, and he will discuss ways that parents can support both their ownmental health, as well as the wellbeing of their children