Ask the Experts: Mental and Behavioral Health During COVID-19
From Megan Galbreath
In this webinar, our faculty experts discuss managing mental health and close relationships during COVID-19. The experts also focus on managing work-life-balance, coping with grief, and navigating the concurrent trauma resulting from systematic racism during these challenging times.
[6:21] The balance of work and life is always of challenge, and now it is more of a challenge than ever. How can we stay motivated and productive during this time?
[16:01] What practices can we (and especially those with pre-existing mental-health conditions) implement at home to improve our mental health?
[22:14] Current circumstances can have a significant impact on anxiety, stress levels, and induce mental health concerns. When should we seek professional help?
[28:21] How can we help our family and friends and colleagues cope with mental health during this time, especially when we can’t be face to face?
[34:02] What suggestions can you give for individuals or families who have lost loved ones during the pandemic?
[38:08] Do you have any tips for instructors returning to their classrooms in Fall, as well as and others working directly with UIUC students?
[42:05] How do we address the trauma associated with the higher COVID-19 numbers in the Black population at a time when systematic racism and police brutality are in the national spotlight?
[52:24] What are some tips for managing healthy relationships during this time? How can we maintain social support with friends who don’t take COVID-19 as seriously as we do?