Dr. Karestan C. Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, has been recently featured in The Harvard Gazette’s “Mental health in Africa amid pandemic”. In the article, author Brett Milano highlights a recent Zoom forum, “Addressing Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Africa as Health Care Systems Brace for a Battering“, that was moderated by Drs. Koenen and Bizu Gelaye.
The 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. 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.