Managing Mental Health in the New Normal: Teachers and Parents
- Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Online via Webex
MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning is partnering with local mental health professionals to offer two virtual panel discussions addressing pandemic-related stress and uncertainty. These panels of mental health professionals will address some of the common difficulties that are affecting many of us during the pandemic and will present tips and techniques for managing stress and mental health challenges. The panels will also provide advice for managing anxiety as we emerge from the pandemic and adjust to the “new normal.” Both panel discussions are free and open to the public.
The first panel, “Managing Mental Health in the New Normal: Teachers and Parents,” will be presented on April 7 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. This panel of experts will offer mental health and stress management guidance for people working in education and parents with school-aged kids or younger.
The second panel, “Managing Mental Health in the New Normal: Working and Living,” will be presented on April 23 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. This panel will address the challenges of working and living during the pandemic, such as burn out from Zoom meetings, exhaustion from interacting with customers from behind masks, and being out of work or retired.
Panelists include Alison Brennan, MSU Extension Mental Health Specialist; Heidi Lester, MSU Extension Kinship Navigator Program; Perrin Lundgren, Bozeman Help Center Community Educator; Laura Thum, MSU Counseling and Psychological Services; Tara Mastel, MSU Extension Leadership Development; and Katelyn Anderson, MSU Extension Agent.
Advance registration is highly recommended but not required. Registration will close two hours before each event. For more information or to register, please visit ato.montana.edu/calm. Upon registration confirmation, participants will receive an email with the Webex link and instructions to join the program. Registrants will also receive reminders the day before and the day of the event.
If you choose to view the panels without advance registration, please visit ato.montana.edu/calm at least 20 minutes before the event begins to avoid last-minute access difficulties. If you choose not to register in advance, Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning cannot help with access difficulties.
MSU Continuing, Professional and Lifelong Learning is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach(ATO) at Montana State University. ATO works across MSU to support and advance our land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.