Stressed and Depressed: The Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health - Sept 23, 6-8 PM

Thursday, September 23, 2021

UW School of Medicine invites you to their next installment of the UW’s Next Generation in Medicine Seminar next Thursday evening from 6-7.30 we will be hosting speakers from UW’s Resilience Lab and Social Work to discuss the Effects of Covid on our Mental Health. 

The event is free but registration is required. Register at


"Stressed and Depressed: The Effects of COVID-19 on Mental Health" with Paula Nurius, Professor, UW Department of Social Work, and Megan Kennedy, Director of the UW Resilience Lab and Co-Chair of the
UW Student Well-Being Collaborative

Stress and related mental health struggles are of growing concern. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a sudden and rending effect on our well-being. Research on the effects of the pandemic on college and university students will be used to illustrate a “stress framework,” to understand “normal” stressors alongside those galvanized by the pandemic. Our two speakers will discuss the ways in which our mind and body interact when stressed, the disparities among those most affected, and interventions to foster resilience and increase our ability to cope — in multiple ways — with the cumulative effects of the pandemic overlaying our current lives.