Responding to mental health in times of crisis.

Jun 17

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Activities led and hosted by Partners for Advancing Health Equity are free and open to all who share the common goal of a future where everyone has the ability to live the healthiest life possible.  Captions are provided for all virtual activities.


Responding to Mental Health

in Times of Crisis

June 18, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 CT

Recent events and crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, police killings, wars, human exploitation across the globe, discriminatory policy changes, and visible effects of climate change have increased mental health challenges, especially for marginalized groups. People and organizations committed to health equity must prioritize mental health in addition to addressing these crises. Such responses to mental health must center the needs and voices of those experiencing the most harm to develop interventions that will effectively address mental health, well-being, and equity.


This webinar will bring together cross-sector voices to share their insights on how to respond to critical mental health issues during crises. Speakers will discuss ways that communities, researchers, and organizations can collaborate to address mental health in pursuit of health equity.


Webinar Objectives:      

  • Explore critical mental health issues and responses experienced during current crises.
  • Discuss inequities in access to mental health services during times of crisis and the ways crises exacerbate existing mental health challenges.
  • Learn about examples of approaches and interventions that can help to alleviate mental health struggles in times of crisis.
  • Outline the roles of various collaborators in responding to mental health needs in times of crisis.
  • Highlight implementation strategies and key action steps for responding to mental health needs during crises. 


Brett Q. Ford, Associate Professor of psychology, University of Toronto; Director of the Affective Science & Health Laboratory

Leslie Nolan, Behavioral Health Division Director, Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority


Caryn Bell, Associate Director, P4HE Collaborative, Assistant Professor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.


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Partners for Advancing Health Equity invites everyone from all walks of life and experiences to drive the advancement of our common goal – a society where everyone has the ability to live the healthiest life possible. 


Any individual or organization interested and/or working in the field of health equity is welcome to apply to be an active member.

There are no member fees of any kind. 

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Partners for Advancing Health Equity promotes innovation in health equity by facilitating active collaboration between people and organizations to inform and harmonize research to advance actionable and sustainable solutions. The Collaborative is led by Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and is part of the Tulane Institute for Health Equity.

Funding is provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation