COVID-19 Impacts on Mental Health - Part 1, Anxiety & Depression

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Drs Harrison-Monore and PerezRecognizing, Addressing, and Treating Anxiety & Depression 

Human beings are social creatures, and the isolation caused by sheltering-in-place can impact our mental health. The Centers for Disease Control has found that 36% of the U.S. population is experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression disorder. Other numbers include an 891% increase in calls to national crisis helplines, and a 34% increase in anti-anxiety prescriptions.

To address these issues and offer some coping tools and resources, OLLI-UA (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and UArizona Department of Psychiatry are hosting two Zoom webinars this month. Both are at 2 p.m. and feature a question and answer session afterwards. See details on the July 24 presentation. 

The July 17 presentation features Banner-University Medicine Psychiatry Faculty: 

  • Patricia Harrison-Monroe, PhD Associate Professor & Department Vice Chair Areas of professional interest include health disparities, early intervention for serious mental illness, community education and stigma reduction, as well as public healthcare policy and its effect on at-risk populations.
  • Gustavo J. Perez, PhD Assistant Professor; Lead Psychologist at Early Psychosis Intervention Center Dr. Perez is a certified trauma specialist working with people experiencing serious mental illness.

Register onlineFind resources and tool kits on our Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19 page.

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