The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound, negative impact on the mental health of people in communities across the nation. In 2020, over 2.5 million people took a mental health screen at MHAscreening.org – more than double the number of screens completed in 2019. Many adolescents are dealing with regular thoughts of suicide or self-harm, symptoms of anxiety and depression are on the rise among all age groups, and a number of people are seeking help for the first time. Almost overnight, mental health providers and organizations had to change the way they provide services and remain flexible as the pandemic wears on.
In this 60-minute webinar, hosted by Mental Health America in partnership with CDC Foundation, presenters will discuss trends in mental health screening data from 2020, and the role community-based organizations can play in responding to mental health needs at the local level during a crisis.
Speakers include: Judy Monroe, MD, CDC Foundation President and CEO; Maddy Reinert, Senior Director of Population Health, Mental Health America; Amelia Burke-Garcia, PhD, MA, Program Area Director in the Public Health Department at NORC at the University of Chicago and Program Lead of the How Right Now campaign; and Robert N. Davison, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc.
This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance are available upon request after the event.