COVID-19 Mental Health Forum Series

The HSPH COVID-19 Mental Health Forums introduce evidence-based skills to managing stress related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and techniques for adapting and enhancing resilience. Each week, Dr. Karestan Koenen and colleagues host experts in the field of clinical psychology and trauma epidemiology research to address important emotional, psychological, and physical health issues related to daily life during a pandemic. These forums are always open to the public and include a discussion and Q&A with attendees.

Next forum

June 3, Staying active to support mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19  

The forum will provide attendees with practical tips and strategies for staying active to support mental health during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by international experts in exercise physiology, the forum will cover up-to-date evidence about the benefits of physical activity for mood and brain health, discuss current challenges and specific recommendations, and end with a Q&A session.


For general resources and those mentioned in the forums follow the below link

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Previous Forums

May 13, Helping those who serve: How family members and friends can support healthcare workers during COVID-19

May 6, Self-compassion in the time of COVID-19

April 29, COVID-19 Brings Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Focus: Implications for Population Mental Health

April 22, Addressing mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa as healthcare systems brace for a battering

April 15, Coronavirus, social distancing and acute insomnia: how to avoid chronic sleep problems before they get started

April 8, How the discomfort of grief can help us: recognizing and adapting to loss during the COVID-19 outbreak

April 1, Managing stress: grounding strategies for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, Resilience in uncertain times: flexible and mindful strategies to cope with Coronavirus-related stress

March 18, Mindful parenting in uncertain times: managing family communications about the coronavirus and supporting children

March 11, Mental health consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)