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

About this forum

This web forum, hosted by Dr. Karestan Koenen, is designed for family and friends of COVID-19 essential workers. In this forum Dr. Patricia Watson from the National Center for PTSD provides attendees with practical skills and techniques to help support their loved ones as they are exposed to the daily work challenges, they experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum covers how to recognize when a loved one is in need, reviews strategies from Stress First Aid, and ends with a Q&A session moderated by Dr. Kristina Korte.


Patricia Watson, PhD
Psychologist, National Center for PTSD

Karestan Koenen, PhD
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Kristina Korte, PhD
Instructor and Clinical Psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
Research Associate, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health