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Mental Health: Learnings from the Pandemic and Impacts on Post-Pandemic Society

Wednesday, July 28 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Virtual Event

This past year, we have experienced isolation and grief, faced a national reckoning on racial and social justice, and been confronted with challenges to our mental health and well-being. For many of us, the return to some semblance of normal may exacerbate existing challenges and bring new anxieties. As the world reopens, how can we take care of ourselves and help those around us navigate existing challenges and uncertainties ahead? 

Join the WashU Engage Chicago Network and WashU Alumni Association for a virtual conversation on mental health learnings from the pandemic with Shannon P. Bartlett, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at The National Geographic Society; Jessica Gold, assistant professor and the director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach in the Department of Psychiatry at WashU School of Medicine; and members of the WashU Engage Chicago Committee.

You will receive a confirmation email after completing registration. If you do not receive one, please email alumninetworks@wustl.edu.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Medicine & Health

Website

https://wustl.advancementform.com/eve...

Department
University Advancement
Event Contact

alumninetworks@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Shannon P. Bartlett is the incoming inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at The National Geographic Society. Shannon previously served as the associate dean, Inclusion & Engagement, at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and as Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School. During her career, Shannon practiced law with the ACLU of Illinois and with the Chicago-based law firms Jenner & Block, LLP, and Valorem Law Group. Shannon’s primary areas of interest center on the unconscious ways diversity and culture impact our everyday decision-making and interactions, as well as how to effectively balance the goal of inclusion with the development of an intellectually diverse community. Shannon earned her BA from Washington University in St. Louis, her JD summa cum laude from the DePaul University College of Law, and an MA in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jessi Gold is an assistant professor and the director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis. Gold is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a BA and MS in Anthropology, the Yale School of Medicine in 2014, and completed her residency training in Adult Psychiatry at Stanford University where she served as chief resident from 2017–2018. 

She is a nationally recognized expert on healthcare worker mental health and burnout (particularly during the pandemic), college mental health, using social media and media for mental health advocacy, and the overlap between pop culture and mental health, including celebrity mental health and self-disclosure. She is interviewed regularly as an expert on these topics and also writes for the popular press and has been featured in, among others, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, TIME, Vox, Newsweek, Self, and InStyle, and is a Forbes contributor. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Council for the ViacomCBS Mental Health Storytelling Initiative and co-author of the Mental Health Media Guide. You can find her on twitter or instagram at @drjessigold or on her website, drjessigold.com

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