For Mentors: A Mental Health Discussion with NIH OITE
Video Source: YouTube: https://youtu.be/IJppE17PULM
A video panel of NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education wellness staff and consultants discuss how to support trainee health and well-being during the coronavirus pandemic. The panel answers questions that were raised by faculty and graduate/postdoc program directors submitted prior to the webinar.
6:10 Self-care practices
12:55 Meditation resources and tips
15:15 Strengths of scientific community to manage pandemic isolation
18:47 Blind spots of scientific community
22:27 Lack of participation in/use of provided resources
27:32 How to support when you see signs of depression
31:12 Concerns of international trainees
39:48 Anti-Asian sentiments
43:17 Concerns for diverse populations
47:52 Reopening and related anxiety
54:27 Summer Programs – Cancel or move to virtual world?
58:25 What would a mental health research project on impact of quarantine look like?
101:45 Concluding thoughts