Mental Health & COVID 19: Advancing Integrated Responses Globally (Oct. 22, 2020)

As new international trends and crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, emerge and take root, priorities like mental health can fall to the wayside. However, such trends and crisis provide opportunity for integrating essential psychosocial supports for the greater population and professionals charged with responding to the crisis. How can we continue to invest in mental health effectively in crisis, with an eye to enhancing long term sustainability of country systems?

Join us on Oct. 22 as panelists unpack approaches for ensuring that mental health is not only a key component of Liberia’s COVID-19 response, but also that efforts work to reinforce behavioral health service provision post-crisis. Opportunities and challenges to impact the fight to contain COVID-19 and mitigate psychological distress in other contexts, like Haiti and Sierra Leone, will also be explored.

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Oct. 22, 2020
8-9:30 a.m. EDT

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Eve Byrd, DNP, MPH, Director, Mental Health Program, The Carter Center
Janice Cooper, PhD, Sr Project Advisor, Mental Health Program, The Carter Center
Benedict Dossen, Program Lead for Liberia, Mental Health Program, The Carter Center
Yatta Wapoe, MD, Montserrado County Health Officer & Incident Management System Commander
Josephine Kawa, Registered Nurse and Mental Health Advocate with Lived Experience
Sedia Mawolo, Registered Nurse and COVID-19 Survivor
Joshua Duncan, Head, Mental Health Coalition Sierra Leone
Luccene Desir, MD, Program Manager, Carter Center Haiti