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Mental Stress: A COVID Crisis

April 13, 2021

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation in partnership with the EVMS M. Foscue Brock institute for Community and Global Health hosted a virtual forum about the impact of COVID-19 on the mental well-being of families and children and offered strategies to mitigate the effects.

The program included these Mental Health experts:

Adam Alexander, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

2019 National Institute of Minority and Health Disparities Fellow

Review his presentation here.



Mary Margaret Gleason, M.D.

Pediatrician and Child Psychiatrist, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

Division Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School

Review her presentation here.



The event also included moderator Cynthia Romero, M.D., Director, M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health, Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Watch the event below and find a host of resources.

This event was a part of the Understanding Hampton Roads series, which is the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s effort to advance civic engagement in Southeastern Virginia. It includes forums on key topics to help build understanding, to inspire action, and to bring people together to help improve life in our region.

Watch the video:

Find local resources here:

More articles and websites to read:

CDC information that includes ways to cope with stress and a list of resources available in a crisis and a list of resources for everyone and families and children

Mental Health America link offers a list of crisis resources

Mental Health American links to briefs that are designed to improve coping skills

State of Mental Health

Mental Health Resources

Blog: How Can We Reduce Long-Term impact on children’s Mental Health – Dr. Mary Margaret Gleason

NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

American Academy of Pediatrics COVID resources

Other sources of information to help children

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