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Event Summaries about COVID-19

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

3:30 - 4:00 PM ET

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

2:00 - 2:30 PM ET

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

12:00–1:30 PM ET

Virtual

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
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Virtual

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

3:00–4:30 PM ET

Virtual

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. Test

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

2:00–2:30 PM ET

Virtual

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

12:30–2:00 PM ET

Virtual

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.

Workshop: Identifying New Directions in Mental Health Disparities Research: Innovations with a Multidimensional Lens
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Webinar

NIMH and NIMHD conducted a virtual workshop that brought together a diverse group of mental health disparities researchers to highlight and identify innovative approaches to understand and address mental health disparities across major areas of mental health science and research.

Virtual Workshop: Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions
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Webinar

On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide,” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide.