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Duke Psychiatry Experts Offer Mental Health Webinar Series

Thursday, March 11, 2021
By Susan Gallagher
Background Image: Water. Text: Taking Care of Yourself & Your Loved Ones: A Mental Health Webinar Series

Download Webinar Series FlyerFrom February through April, the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences will be hosting a six-event mental health webinar series, "Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones." The 30-minute webinars are designed to provide practical expert advice for Duke University and Duke Health community members and their families who may be struggling with different mental health challenges. Time will be allotted for participant questions.

Each webinar will target a specific mental health topic, such as maintaining emotional well-being, addressing unhealthy substance use, preventing suicide and mental health in children and adolescents of color.

Please note:

  • These webinars are free.
  • All Duke University and Duke Health faculty, staff, trainees, postdocs and students—anyone with a Duke NetID—are invited to join the webinars.
  • All webinars will be recorded and shared on this page and in a YouTube playlist. Recordings will be publicly accessible. 
     

Submit Questions in Advance

You can submit a question in advance of a webinar; we'll do our best to address questions either through the webinar content or in the Q&A segment at the end of the webinar.

Ask a Question

Accessing the Webinars

The series is open to all members of the Duke University and Duke Health community, and registration is not required.

All webinars can be accessed using the same Zoom link (see button below). Please note that access requires authenticated access with your NetID and password. If prompted to sign in, please select "Sign in with SSO" and enter "duke" when prompted for the company domain. You will be directed to log in with your NetID and password.

Join a Webinar

Event details are listed below. Please contact Susan Gallagher (susan.gallagher@duke.edu) with any questions.
 


UPCOMING WEBINARS

Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide

Angela Tunno, PhD, MSWednesday, April 14 | 4-4:30pm

Presenter:

Angela Tunno, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

About the Webinar:

Suicidal thoughts/behaviors in children, teens and young adults is a difficult and important topic. This webinar will focus on understanding risk factors, strategies to prevent suicide, and ways to talk to youth about suicide. Helpful resources for parents will be shared. View the Duke Calendar event listing.

Join the Webinar

 


Mental Health in Children of Color

Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPHTuesday, April 27 | 12-12:30pm

Presenter:

Erikka Dzirasa, MD, MPH, Consulting Associate in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist, Catalyst Therapeutic Services, PLLC

About the Webinar:

Details coming soon. View the Duke Calendar event listing.

Join the Webinar

 


PAST WEBINARS (WATCH RECORDINGS)

Pause–Refresh–Nourish (PRN): Steps for Maintaining Wellness

Robin Gurwitch, PhDWednesday, February 17 | 4-4:30pm

Presenter:

Robin Gurwitch, PhD, Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

About the Webinar:

The stressors of COVID-19 and current events have impacted all of us. PRN provides a framework and skills for maintaining our wellness and the wellness of our patients.

Watch the Recording

Related resources:


Maintaining Well-being Without Substance Misuse:
Identifying and Managing Problematic Use in Times of Stress

Jennifer Plumb VilardagaWednesday, March 3 | 4-4:30pm

Presenter:

Jennifer Plumb Vilardaga, PhD, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

About the Webinar:

During times of chronic stress, substances may take on a bigger role in our lives. Knowing the signs of substance use problems, and practical ways to get help, can help maintain well-being. 

Watch the Recording

Related resources:


Understanding Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Use

David Goldston, PhDWednesday, March 17 | 4-4:30pm

Presenter:

David Goldston, PhD, Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Psychology & Neuroscience

About the Webinar:

In this webinar, Dr. Goldston will present facts about adolescent alcohol and substance use, discuss how to monitor and have discussions with adolescents about alcohol and substance use and advise on when and how to seek treatment. 

Watch the Recording

Related resources:


Understanding and Preventing Suicide in Adults

Nathan Kimbrel, PhDWednesday, March 31 | 4-4:30pm

Presenter:

Nathan Kimbrel, PhD, Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

About the Webinar:

This talk will focus on understanding risk factors for suicide, how to talk with others about suicide, and when and how to seek help. 

Watch the Recording

Related resources:

Questions about the webinars? Please contact Susan Gallagher at susan.gallagher@duke.edu.

 


Seeking Mental Health Resources?

  • Crisis resources
  • Other mental health resources  
  • Well-being resources compiled by the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety & Quality
  • Emotional Support and Well-Being Line – 919-681-1631
    This support line is a free, confidential service where you can have a supportive conversation, get connected with resources and/or schedule an appointment with a clinician. The line is staffed by a team of social workers, psychiatry and psychology trainees and faculty from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. This service is open to Duke faculty, staff, trainees, students and their families and is available M-F, 8am-5pm, except for university holidays.