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Event Summaries

NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 - 4:00 PM ET

Description: During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH hosted a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

NIMH Instagram Event: Back to School — Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress

Date/Time: , 2:00 - 2:30 PM ET

Description: Whether in-person or virtually, going back to school can be stressful for students, parents, and teachers—especially while navigating a pandemic. On August 24, 2021, NIMH conducted an Instagram event with Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, who discussed causes or triggers of stress and coping techniques to help reduce anxiety and improve the transition back to school.

NIMH Workshop on Naturalistic Stimuli and Individual Differences


Location: Virtual

Description: NIMH’s Center for Multimodal Neuroimaging conducted a pre-recorded virtual workshop on naturalistic stimuli and individual differences.

NIMH James Jackson Memorial Award Lecture: “Black Mental Health, Mentoring, and Health Equity: A Love Supreme”

Date/Time: , 12:00–1:30 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Description: On July 28, 2021, NIMH will host the James Jackson Memorial Award lecture with the inaugural award winner, Dr. Enrique W. Neblett, Jr. Dr. Neblett will discuss how his current research, mentoring, and community engagement advances the fields of mental health disparities and minority mental health.

Neurologic and Psychiatric Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Meeting

Date/Time: -

Location: Virtual

Description: The NIMH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and National Institute on Aging are conducting a virtual meeting on the neurologic and psychiatric effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection from July 14-15, 2021.

Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19

Date/Time: , 3:00–4:30 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Description: On June 29, 2021, NIMH hosted a webinar on Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19.

Workshop: Advanced Statistical Methods and Dynamic Data Visualizations for Mental Health Studies

Date/Time: -

Location: Virtual

Description: The NIMH hosted a two-day workshop on advanced statistical methods and dynamic data visualizations for mental health studies.

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Addressing Ethnoracial Disparities in Mental Health Risk, Assessment, and Service Delivery


Location: Virtual

Description: Roberto Lewis-Fernández, M.D., was the guest speaker for the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. Dr. Lewis-Fernández is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and director of the New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment Program, and co-director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). In his talk, Dr. Lewis-Fernández reviewed key areas in need of research on cultural and ethnoracial disparities in mental health conditions and services.

NIMH-Funded Researcher Dr. Barbara Rothbaum Discusses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Date/Time: , 2:00–2:30 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Description: In recognition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month in June, NIMH hosted a livestream event on PTSD featuring NIMH-funded researcher Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of psychiatry and associate vice chair of clinical research at the Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Understanding Suicide Risk Among Children and Pre-teens: A Synthesis Workshop

Date/Time: , 12:30–2:00 PM ET

Location: Virtual

Description: On June 15, 2021, NIMH will convene a synthesis workshop culminating the work of three research roundtables focused on understanding suicide risk and risk trajectories among children and pre-teens, including groups with recent increases in risk.