dsm magazine is premiering a special six-week virtual panel series called Lifting the Veil: Life Interrupted by COVID-19. Experts will come together for a live video chat discussion around six critical topics: youth, college, parenting, small business, workplace and diversity and inclusion — all with a mental health focus. Register here.
6 Virtual Events with Distinct Topics
Youth Interrupted: Friday, May 1, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
Schools are shutdown. Children are learning virtually, away from daily structure, social experiences and exercise. What are the mental health effects to children, and how can we combat them?
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College Interrupted: Friday, May 8, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
College students have seen their life plans drastically altered in a matter of weeks. Classes moved online, graduations were delayed and career opportunities were lost. How can we assist our college-aged adults coping with so much change?
Parenting Interrupted: Friday, May 15, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
Children are home, and many parents are attempting to balance work and life at the same time and in the same place, leading to enormous levels of stress and anxiety. How will this period affect the long-term mental health of parents?
Small Business Interrupted: Friday, May 22, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
A large number of small businesses are struggling or closing altogether, through no fault of their own. Business owners and their families are under incredible stress. What are the long-term mental health effects of this devastating event for small businesses?
Workplace Interrupted: Friday, May 29, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
Employers of all sizes have seen drastic changes to their workplace, and predictions say a large number of workers will experience mental health challenges due to social distancing and stress. What can workplaces do to support mental health as we try to return to a state of normalcy?
Equity and Inclusion Interrupted: Friday, June 5, 2020 | Noon-1 p.m.
Pandemics exacerbate systemic inequity. We are seeing that today, as early reports indicate COVID-19 is taking a heavy toll on minority communities. How are people with disabilities, people of color and vulnerable populations living the significant mental health effects? How can we better support each other going forward?