Behavioural

Professor Sandro Galea Talks Resilience in a Time of COVID-19

24 July 2020

Sandro Galea is a Physician, epidemiologist, and author. He is the Robert A. Knox professor and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health, and has published extensively in both peer reviewed journals and in the lay press. He is also the author of the book ‘Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health’, where he argues that America’s view of wellbeing is overly centered on medicine.

COVID-19 represents a near ubiquitous traumatic event that will have substantial impact on mental health of populations. The prevalence of depression and anxiety has increased three-fold during the pandemic, yet most people will emerge without mental health problems. Where does this resilience come from, and how we can build a world where mental resilience is the norm?


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