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Stress and Resilience Town Halls

March 19, 2020
by Nancy J. Brown

To the YSM community:

Beginning Friday, March 20, the Department of Psychiatry will offer virtual “Stress and Resilience town halls” over Zoom that are open to all faculty, residents, students, 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 at the Department of Psychiatry.

All individuals in the medical school and the Yale New Haven Health are welcome to join. To attend a town hall please click on this Zoom link at the scheduled times below:

Friday, March 20, 2020
5:00 pm

Monday, March 23, 2020
8:00 am and 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
8:00 am and 5:00 pm

Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:00 am and 12:00 pm

Friday, March 27, 2020
8:00 am and 5:00 pm

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

Many thanks to John Krystal and other members of the Department of Psychiatry for lending their expertise and support to our community. You will receive an email next week with the dates and times of town halls beginning the week of Monday, March 30.


Nancy J Brown, MD
Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine
C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine

For information on how to use Zoom, please click here. Zoom instructions are at the bottom of the linked page.

Submitted by Liz Pantani on March 20, 2020