COVID-19 Impacts on Mental Health - Part 2, Couples and Families

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Drs Coelho and RanjbarCOVID-19 Isolation Impacts on Couples and Families: Recognizing, Addressing & Resolving Relationship Challenges During Confinement 

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 17 presentation.

The July 24 presentation features Banner-University Medicine Psychiatry Faculty: 

  • Alison R. Coelho, PsyD Assistant Professor Dr Coelho’s areas of professional interest include trauma-focused psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, neuropsychology, couples’ therapy with an emphasis on interracial marriage.
  • Noshene Ranjbar, MD Assistant Professor, Integrative Psychiatry Clinic Director Dr. Ranjbar’s interests include integrative psychiatry, health disparities with a focus on Native American and immigrant mental health, and mind-body medicine.

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

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