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Mental Health During the COVID Pandemic: A Status Report

  • 25 Feb 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Meetng


  • A donation of $25.00 would be appreciated to support our program initiatives.
  • We would appreciate a donation of $25 to support our upcoming and future program development!
  • Cannot attend; however, I want to support IOMC's upcoming programs and development.

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Mental Health During The COVID Pandemic: A Status Report 

February 25, 2022

 Virtual Meeting 

12:00 PM CT - 1:00 PM CT  

A confirmation is sent immediately upon registration with the virtual link for the day of the event, if you do not receive it, please contact us at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

Complimentary - Open to all  

We will have a dynamic overview of the mental health consequences of the COVID pandemic. First, we present studies on increasing mental illness prevalence and the developing mental health provider gap. Secondly,  Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness, a leading provider in the State of Illinois, will present their experience with the demand and provision of services. Finally, we will examine some of the best emerging practices nationally and regionally implemented by municipal governments, health systems, or other care providers.

By attending this session you will:

  • Learn the statistical highlights of the last two years’ increase in mental health illness incidence and demand for services
  • Discover the approach by a Chicago area health agency to the mental health concerns of clients and neighborhoods
  • Obtain the national view of emerging  best practices for mental health care during the COVID pandemic 


Maurice Lemon, MD, MPH, Co-Chair of the Program Committee and Billings Fellow 

Wanda Parker, EdD, Vice President of Clinical and Therapeutic Services, Aunt Martha's Health

  and Wellness 

Karen Batia, PhD, Consultant, Health Management Associates

Suggested reading

US Surgeon General Report: Protecting Youth Mental Health 2021 Download PDF 

Claire Leppold, Lisa Gibbs, Karen Block*, Lennart Reifels*, Phoebe Quinn*, Public Health Implications of Multiple Disaster Exposures, Lancet Public Health, January 19, 2022. Download  PDF

Darcel Rockett. Help for teens with disabilities. More likely to suffer from mental health disorders researchers say. Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2022. 

Marc Fagan, PsyD, Youth Mental Health Crisis Can be Addressed with the Right Investment, SunTimes, 12.22.2022. 


CEU -Pending


Sponsorship opportunity- Contact IOMC Office for more information at iomcstaff@iomc.org. 

Questions? Contact us at iomcstaff@iomc.org or call us at 312.709.2685.


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