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COVID-19 and Brain Health: Enhancing the Resilience to Stress Ratio

July 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us on a daily basis, many of us may be feeling mentally tired or even “burned out” from this situation. In this COVID-19 Mental Health Forum, Dr. Karestan Koenen hosts Dr. Gregory Fricchione for a discussion about the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on brain health and by extension on general health. This forum will address the central role played by a low resilience to stress ratio before, during and after COVID-19 infection. The forum will discuss the promise of promoting health and preventing illness and keeping the brain healthy by enhancing the resilience to stress ratio. This discussion will provide helpful tips for keeping the brain healthy and is designed for patients, family members, frontline clinicians, hospital staff and the community at large in the time of COVID-19. The event will conclude with a Q&A session with attendees.

This forum features:

Gregory Fricchione, MD

Associate Chief of Psychiatry

Director, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

Co-Director, McCance Center for Brain Health

Massachusetts General Hospital

Mind Body Medical Institute Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Karestan Koenen, PhD

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health


Kristina Korte, PhD

Instructor and Clinical Psychologist

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Research Associate

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Find recordings, slides, and resources related to this forum on the COVID-19 Mental Health Forum Series website. Join our mailing list to sign up for updates!