60 minutes | Nov 16th 2020

It's Okay to Not Be Okay: An Honest Conversation about Mental Health during COVID-19

Earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed our everyday lives in a way we never could have anticipated. Join us tonight for an honest conversation about mental health during COVID-19 as our panelists discuss questions such as: Why are our current mental health challenges unique to this moment in history? How are our spiritual and emotional lives connected? How do I know whether I need to see a spiritual director, a therapist, or both?  How do I find a therapist? How do we balance the positive and negative consequences of social media, especially in regards to our mental health? How can we take care of ourselves in this next “phase” of the pandemic?    Panelists: Colleen Campbell is the Coordinator of Formation Programs at the Catholic Apostolate Center in Washington, DC, and a PhD candidate in Catechetics and Religious Education at the Catholic University of America. She is co-author of The Art of Accompaniment: Theological, Spiritual, and Practical Elements of Building a More Relational Church. Fr. Nick Rokitka, is a member of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual. Fr. Nick completed his theology at the Catholic University of America in the spring of 2016 and was ordained a priest later that summer. Fr. Nick is currently the assistant director of formation at the house of formation for his order in Silver Spring, MD.  Dr. Helena Orellana is a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of the IPS Center for Psychological Sciences, and an Adjunct Professor for the Psy.D. program. Her professional interests include the psychological and spiritual impact of trauma, psychodynamic and interpersonal theories, the supervision and training of graduate students, and the integration of a Catholic vision of the person with psychology.
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