Program Description: Come learn about stress inoculation and managing your mental health during an ongoing crisis from Dr. Karla Vermeulen, the deputy director of the Institute of Disaster Mental Health. The anniversary of the pandemic has come and gone, and it’s been a hard year. 41% of adults are reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression. The good news is there are ways of fostering resilience, gaining peace, and finding joy even during hardship.
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 11, 7pm
To register and receive the Zoom login link, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x101
Note: The library facilitator will be emailing instructions on how to change your Zoom information ahead of time if you would like to attend this webinar anonymously.
This program is presented as a collaboration between the Hudson Area Library, Millbrook Library and the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz.
Karla Vermeulen, Ph.D., is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health and an Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY New Paltz, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in disaster mental health, grief counseling, and developmental psychology. In addition to teaching and research, she has coordinated the development and production of training curricula for the New York State Department of Health and Office of Mental Health, the American Red Cross, the United Nations, and other organizations. She is co-author of Disaster Mental Health Interventions: Core Principles and Practices (2017) and co-editor of Disaster Mental Health Case Studies: Lessons Learned from Counseling in Chaos (2019), both published by Routledge. Her next book, Generation Disaster: Coming of Age Post-9/11, will be published in August 2021 in the Oxford University Press Emerging Adulthood series. Learn more about the book at generationdisaster.com.