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Virtual: Resilience and Well-Being through the Lens of the Pandemic: Mental Health, the Hidden Epidemic

October 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This panel is part of the webinar series Resilience and Well-Being Through the Lens of the Pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has created complex challenges and caused serious disruption in the functioning of communities across the globe. These experiences can cause significant stress and increases the risk of experiencing mental health issues. This webinar will explore India’s efforts to improve access to mental health care and empower communities to address mental health impacts of the pandemic, especially among those most vulnerable.

Guest Speakers

Aparna Joshi, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences International)
Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
Raj Mariwala, Director, Mariwala Health Initiative
Priscilla Giri, Research Administrator, DLR Prerna
Michael Matergia, Chief Executive Officer, Broadleaf Health & Education Alliance

Moderated by Dr. Christina Cruz, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UNC-Chapel Hill

Register for the panel discussion.


This webinar series is part of the Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a leading public university and home to the largest Asia Studies Center in the southeastern U.S., Carolina is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of advancing knowledge of modern India across North Carolina, the United States and beyond. In partnership with leaders from North Carolina’s Indian-American community, UNC has embarked on a bold initiative to transform the model for Indian Studies. We are forging ahead in establishing the country’s leading program in Modern Indian Studies – increasing knowledge and understanding of the India of today, and its rapidly evolving future.



October 23, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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