Mental Health and Burnout Webinar

The Mental Health and Burnout Webinar was held on December 15, 2022. 

Experts discussed:

- Mental Health and Burnout Statistics

- Characteristics of COVID-19 as a long-term sustained trauma

- Concepts of grief and its stages, treatment and recovery, loss of the illusion of safety, and loss of farewell rituals

- Enforced confinement and its consequences on mental health

- Distortions in perception of time, psychotherapy as “life-story repair” and transcendence, and spirituality

- Youth Mental Health Crisis:

  • Increasing prevalence of youth mental illnesses
  • Increasing need for mental health
  • Academic struggles
  • Who is at greatest risk for mental health difficulties?
  • Co-occurrence 
  • Trickledown effect

We were joined by:

- Bryan Stewart, Medical Campus President, Miami Dade College, Chair, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Committee

- Eneida O. Roldan, M.D., MPH, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, FIU Health Care Network Associate Dean, International Affairs Associate Dean, Master in Physician Assistant Studies, Professor Department of Pathology, Vice Chair, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Committee

- Eugenio M. Rothe, M.D., Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 

- Saneya H. Tawfik, Ph.D., Director of Assessment, Associate Director, Psychology Training, Nicklaus Children Health System

Key questions raised at the webinar:

- What do employers do to help employees to deal with trauma?

- If a parent and a child are both struggling, do you recommend a therapist that can treat both or should each have their own?

- In children and teens, what is the clinical threshold to put a patient on medication?

- Are there studies on the impact of social media on mental health, for both children and adults?

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