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Public servants are tackling the fire in front of them – the spread of COVID-19. But once that’s quelled, there’s an equally large issue looming over the horizon: a mental health crisis.
Trapped at home, unable to access the traditional support they need and short of the interpersonal connections they thrive on, many people’s mental health is suffering. Searches for the term "stress" have increased significantly in India since the country imposed a nationwide lockdown. That’s why we’re hosting this online workshop for local health departments to learn how to tackle long-term problems such as mental health as you build back after the pandemic.
What you’ll learn: 1. The impact Covid-19 is having on mental health 2. What kinds of issues people are facing across the world 3. How mental health support has stopped (or in rare cases, continued) throughout the crisis 4. What public servants can do to plan for future challenges like mental health after the pandemic
You’ll hear from:
● Shekhar Saxena, former Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization ● Steve Platt, member of the International COVID-19 Suicide Prevention Research Collaboration & Emeritus Professor of Health Policy Research at the University of Edinburgh, UK ● Nitika Agarwal, COO and founding team member at Apolitical