Mental Health During a Pandemic

Business Insights: COVID Edition
February 24, 2021
9:00am - 9:30am
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The global coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc not only on our physical health, but quite significantly on our mental health as well. As many employers have partially or totally shuttered their offices, employees have had to transition to a remote work environment. This has often resulted in feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety to name a few.

Join the WCA as we explore the implications of a virtual work world, coupled with economic recession and health concerns, on your employees’ mental health. Learn about available resources and suggestions to accessing mental health or substance use services that you can give to your employees.

Key Takeaways:
– Signs that employers can look for if employees are struggling
– Tools that employers can use to help employees
– Substance abuse trends

Expert speakers from NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center and Grassi’s HR & Organizational Development services will be featured.

Featured Speakers
JoAnn Difede, Ph.D.,
New York Presbyterian Hospital
JoAnn Difede, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Medicine, an Attending Psychologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies (PATSS). She is internationally recognized for her pioneering work using virtual reality technology in the treatment of PTSD consequent to the WTC attack of September 11, 2001, and more recently in the treatment of combat-related PTSD.
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Arianna Georgiadis, SHRM-CP, CPA
Arianna Georgiadis, SHRM-CP, CPA is the Human Resources Manager for Grassi's HR & Organizational Development service. Arianna Georgiadis brings over five years of public accounting experience to Grassi. She began her career working in Taxation where she was involved in corporate and high net worth tax compliance, income tax provisions, and tax audits. Arianna recently had a career change and thus joined the Human Resources team. In her new position, she deals heavily with internal HR matters, HR consulting with clients and prospects, along with various projects in taxation
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