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Mental Health Series: “How Are You Really?”

Posted December 10, 2020

How are you, really?

Drawing inspiration from the Mental Health Coalition’s “How are you, really” campaign, Central held two separate events — one focused on young children and adolescents, and one on adults — on December 2 and 3, 2020. Journalist and Central congregant Abigail Pogrebin moderated this two-part virtual series, which confronts the very real mental health challenges of this moment, and offers insights and practical tools as to how to navigate this destabilizing time. Below you can find video recordings of the programs or you can listen them on our podcast.

Are the Kids Alright?

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Childhood anxiety expert Dr. Harold Koplewicz, founder and medical director of Child Mind Institute, offers concrete suggestions for helping children through a myriad of hurdles related to stress and social derailment, including when professional help can make the difference.

The Often-Silent Struggle: Helping Adults of Every Age Get Through Some Hard Days

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Three experts join for a candid discussion about anxiety, loneliness, and depression. We discuss specific tools that can be useful — even for those who consider themselves high-functioning and “fine” — to talk about and treat psychological hurdles which for many of us, feel new.


December Self Care Calendar
The Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline - For immediate support 24/7, reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Endless Fatigue. Give Yourself a Break
Better Help
Wasn’t It Winter Just Yesterday? The pandemic has unmoored us from time. - NYTimes OpEd piece, quoted by Abby Pogrebin during the conversation
Bea Arthur Therapy and Coaching