New lecture series focuses on COVID-19 and Mental Health

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The Institute for Health is teaming up with Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Trenton Health Team, New Brunswick Tomorrow, the Center for Asian Health at RWJBarnabas Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Community Health Promotions, and New Jersey Department of Human Services for a new 5-week lecture series for older adults on COVID-19 and Mental Health.

The series will cover topics related to maintaining good mental health while adhering to CDC guidelines and social distancing, including:

  • Week 1: Wellness During COVID-19
  • Week 2: Common Experiences: Anxiety & Depression
  • Week 3: Common Experiences: Grief & Bereavement
  • Week 4: Coping Skills & Self-Care Tips
  • Week 5: Staying Connected with Family & Friends

Tools and techniques will be discussed with handouts provided to all attendees. Lectures will be recorded for those unable to attend live. All lectures begin at 12 p.m. EST.

The Center for Psychological Services (CPS) of the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, offers this Crisis Counseling Program through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA/SAMHSA) grant. This program is brought to you through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program.