Navigating the Aftermath: Mental Health in a Post-Pandemic World

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Though the world has moved beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, the echoes of its impact on mental health continue to reverberate. The changing family dynamics, job markets, and societal landscapes have added layers of complexity to an already stressed mental health landscape. There has been an increase in mental resources and utilization, but people are still struggling to cope.  The goal of the webinar is to highlight these ongoing challenges and to offer support and guidance on how to deal with these challenges. An interdisciplinary dialogue that will offer actionable insights, evidence-based strategies, and holistic approaches to mental wellness. Dr. Rettig will explore how these changes are affecting different age groups and what we can do to adapt and thrive in this new normal.

After this session, the participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the long-term effects of pandemic-induced stress on physical health, with a focus on preventive measures. 
2. Examine the impact of the current mental health crisis on the youth, specifically in educational settings.
3. Identify actionable strategies for individuals, families, and communities to address mental health concerns effectively. 

Shaylon Rettig, MD, MBA

Medical Director

UIW Health at the University of the Incarnate Word

Shaylon Rettig, MD, MBA is the Medical Director for UIW Health at the University of the Incarnate WordHe is board certified in Pediatrics and Sports MedicineDr. Rettig serves as a medical consultant for several San Antonio, Texas area school districts, supporting school nurses and nearly 140,000 studentsDuring the COVID-19 pandemic Dr. Rettig worked at a Children's emergency room and assisted many area school districts through their shutdowns and reopenings>span class="NormalTextRun SCXW240477109 BCX8">financial and physical impact of the pandemic on individuals and families. Dr. Rettig was brought on by the University of the Incarnate Word to assist the University in the transition from COVID and to imagine and to reimagine health and wellness for University employees and students in a post-pandemic era. 

Ashley S. Love, DrPH, DHSc, MPH, MS, CPH (Moderator)

Associate Professor

University of Incarnate Word

Dr. Ashley S. Love, an experienced public health professional with over 20 years of expertise, is committed to addressing social determinants of health. Trained at Columbia University and Nova Southeastern University and having lived in Europe, Asia, and North America, she brings a multicultural perspective to her work. As the former State Epidemiologist of Delaware/Bureau Chief of Epidemiology, Dr. Love was crucial in effectively managing the H1N1 pandemic in 2009. Her interdisciplinary and interfaith approach, coupled with her experience working with diverse age and racial/minority groups, enriches her work. Dr. Love’s areas of expertise include public health, healthcare education, telehealth, nutrition, and gerontology. She has taught numerous community college and university courses, employing innovative approaches. She has been an award-winning educator, certified online instructor, and an active-duty military spouse for over two decades. She is an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Incarnate Word’s Dreeben School of Education.


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10/16/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
10/16/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
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