Mental Health and COVID 19-NAM and APHA, Apr 1,2020.

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Mental Health and COVID 19
Webair by National Academy of Medicine and American Public Health Association, Apr 1,2020.

National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine, Washington,
The Science of Social Distancing: Part 2

April 1, 2020 | 5:00 to 6:30 pm ET

The second COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss benefit-risk analysis of social/physical distancing strategies, including for vulnerable populations;
examine strategies for mitigating mental health impacts;
and explore what science is available to guide eventual relaxation of measures.

The webinar’s panel of expert speakers:

Sharon Inouye, MD, MPH (Moderator) – Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School
Anne Schuchat, MD – Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jason Karlawish, MD – Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH – Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Jennifer Nuzzo, DrPH, SM – Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

The following is the presentation of Dr.Galea on Mental Health Consequences of COVID 19

Mental Health and COVID 19

The COVID 19 CONVERSATIONS by the National Academy of Medicine and American Public Health Association , by Webair focused on Social Distancing. (
IST- Apr 2 from 2.30 am to 4 am)

Mental health implications was presented by Dr. Sandro Galea.

He made 7 important points:
1.There is an Increase in mental health needs:
Vulnerabilities;
2.Impact of economic downturn;
3.Ongoing mental health consequences;
4.Mental health and physical health strength linked;
5.Mental health consequences are long lasting;

6.It is possible to mitigate the consequences by a. Education; b. Surveillance; c. Stepped care; and d. Improving Social economic conditions.

He made two important points.

FIRSTLY, mental health is an important part of The pandemic.

SECONDLY, there is need for interventions including TRAINING LOWER LEVEL WORKERS in mental health to REACH the VULNERABLE GROUPS.

I am sharing the audio of Dr. Galea’s talk.

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