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Addressing Mental Health Needs in a Humanitarian Crisis Featuring Sita Patel, PAU Professor and Global Mental Health Fellow for WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated October 10 as World Mental Health Awareness Day, to raise awareness of mental illness around the world, and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. Join Palo Alto University (PAU) President Maureen O’Connor, member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Human Rights, as she interviews PAU’s Global Mental Health expert, Sita G. Patel, PhD, about addressing mental health needs in a humanitarian crisis. For the past year, Dr. Patel has been working as the APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellow at WHO to address the mental health needs of populations in a humanitarian crisis. During the webinar, Dr. Patel will offer an overview of her research and recent work at WHO.

Dr. Patel is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Palo Alto University. Her research focuses on global mental health, culture, and context as they relate to immigrant mental health.

The At the Forefront of Mental Health webinar series, produced by PAU’s department of External Affairs, presents interviews and panel discussions with PAU and other leading experts in psychology and counseling who tackle pressing and emerging issues related to mental health.

Oct 4, 2022 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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