Nov. 9: Mental Health and COVID-19: A Virtual Conversation with Robert Klitzman, MD

Mental Health and COVID-19: A Virtual Conversation with Robert Klitzman, MD

Monday, November 9, 7:30 pm ET on Zoom

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, more than half of Americans–56 percent–reported that worry or stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak has led to at least one negative mental health effect. Those include trouble with eating or sleeping, drinking alcohol more, frequent headaches or stomachaches, shorter tempers, and other health problems.

On Monday, November 9, Science Writers in New York invites you to join us on Zoom for a conversation with SWINY co-chair David Levine and Robert Klitzman, MD, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and director of the Master of Science in Bioethics Program at Columbia University. He is the author of Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children (Oxford University Press). He will discuss the mental health challenges of COVID-19, how to minimize stress and anxiety, coping with the holiday blues and pandemic fatigue.

We made it through the spring, but now cases and deaths of COVID-19 are getting worse. Hospitals in America are overwhelmed with new cases and ICUs are full. In Europe countries are locking down again. Added to the fear of contracting COVID-19 are the significant changes to our daily lives. People are living alone. Families of young children have parents working from home and trying to home-school children while working remotely. People are losing their jobs. There is a lack of physical contact with other family members, friends and colleagues, Now as winter is coming, people are worrying about no longer being able to eat or exercise outside, celebrate Thanksgiving and winter holidays, and when there will be a vaccine and whether it will be effective.

Do you have a question for Dr. Klitzman you would like answered? 
Submit it here.

Monday, November 9
7:30 to 8:30 pm ET


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