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Stress and Resilience Town Halls Are Being Offered

May 07, 2020

The Yale Department of Psychiatry will continue to offer virtual “Stress and Resilience Town Halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, and staff at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health. Virtual meetings will take place twice daily and run for up to an hour. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.

These Town Halls are a way to connect, decompress, and reinforce skills to promote resilience in coping with the stress of supporting patients with COVID-19 and their families as well as in dealing with the increased work and personal demands of the pandemic. Each Town Hall will also provide attendees with information and resources about obtaining additional assistance and support. Town Halls will be led by experienced professionals who are faculty in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. 

All individuals in the Medical School and the Yale New Haven Health System are welcome to join. 

To attend a Town Hall please click on this Zoom link at the scheduled times below:



Monday, May 25:  Memorial Day Holiday.

Tuesday, May 26, 12:00 pm Topic: Practicing Wellness to Promote Resilience.  Presentation and Discussion Led by: Drs. Ayana Jordan and David Tate 

Wednesday, May 27, 4:00 pm Topic: Managing Grief and Loss. Presentation and Discussion Led by: Drs. Lawrence Levenson and Christine Desmond 

Thursday, May 28, 3:30 pm Topic: Dreams and Nightmares in the Time of COVID: What Do They Mean and What Do We Do? Presentation and Discussion Led by: Drs. Susan Rubman and Allison Ponce 

Friday, May 29, 4:00 pm Topic: Dealing with Loneliness During the Pandemic Presentation and Discussion Led by: Drs. Flavia DeSouza and Sheryl Silverstein

If you are interested in scheduling a town hall for your department or section, please contact Susan Florio ( or Jacob Tebes (



Tuesday, June 2, 5:00 pm Topic: Stress and Resilience during COVID-19 (conducted in Mandarin for the Yale Chinese-Speaking Community)

Presentation and Discussion Led by: Drs. Ke Xu and Luming Li.

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If you have feedback or questions about a Town Hall or would like additional resources, please email us at

Information on how to use Zoom can be found here.

You can find additional information about the Town Halls, including schedule updates as well as other resources, here.

The School of Medicine thanks John Krystal and other members of the Department of Psychiatry for lending their expertise and support to our community.

Submitted by Robert Forman on March 19, 2020