Mental Help: Coping with Bias & Collective Trauma

March 1, 2021
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV

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In launching the new series Mental Help series, C2ST is pleased to partner LIVE with research experts and practitioners to offer support to specific communities such as the elderly, families, and professionals. In the first program, we discuss bias, collective trauma and offer strategies for managing stress during COVID-19 and beyond.

The World Health Organization defines mental wellness as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” Stress impacts us behaviorally, cognitively, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially. We are all feeling the drag of winter, missing life pre-COVID, and grappling with the evolving cultural and political landscapes. But, there are skills we can learn to help deal with these issues and all manner of other stressors!

In the first program, professors Dr. Tara Leytham Powell and Dr. Karen Tabb (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign School of Social Work) will review the mental health cycle for collective trauma, how different forms of bias (ageism, racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, classism) interact and intersect to influence our lives, and share coping strategies that can be practiced immediately.

Event Details

Monday, March 1st, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm CT, C2ST Facebook Live & C2ST TV Youtube Live.



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