The unique mental health challenges faced by international students, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, will be the topic of a webinar presented at noon May 19 by Justin Chen, M.D., M.P.H., of Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.
The webinar is presented by the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health (OPCSMH), a statewide initiative headquartered within the Department of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University under project lead Russell Spieth, Ph.D., and program manager Jessica Zavala, M.P.A.
Dr. Chen is the medical director of ambulatory psychiatry services at Massachusetts General and executive director and co-founder of the non-profit volunteer-operated MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness.
In the webinar, Dr. Chen will focus on students from China (the largest group of international students in the U.S.), discussing some of their mental health challenges and strategies that educators can use to help promote their mental health.
This is the final webinar of the 2019-20 academic year for the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health, which has a mission of promoting a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and mental health awareness to higher education institutions and community organizations in Ohio. The OPCSMH offers trainings throughout Ohio, including gatekeepers’ training programs, Psychological First Aid on Campus (a web-based training program) and an annual webinar series. Join OPCSMH listserv to learn more.
Webinar: International Student Mental Health Before and During COVID-19
WHEN: May 19 at noon