How to Talk about Mental Health During a Pandemic (and Beyond)

Dan Berstein
How do we talk candidly and sensitively about mental health during a pandemic (and beyond)? Dan Berstein draws on his professional training as a mediator, academic background in mental health, and personal experience living with bipolar disorder to help us navigate this critical topic.
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How do we talk candidly and sensitively about mental health during a pandemic? Join mediator Dan Berstein as he shares best practices.Event Description: The World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control have warned us that mental health problems can be triggered by the stress and isolation of our current pandemic. Are you ready to talk about mental health, through and beyond COVID-19? Professional mediator and mental health expert Dan Berstein will share conflict resolution best practices designed to help you be sensitive, empowering, and ready for challenging conversations about mental health — always but especially during this uncertain time. Event Location: This event will take place online via Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool. New to Zoom? After you buy your ticket, you'll receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to use it, and you'll be a pro in no time!Dan’s Bio: Dan Berstein combines his professional expertise as a mediator, his academic background in mental health and public health, and his personal experience living with bipolar disorder to develop innovative online programs teaching people to talk about mental health, address challenging behaviors, and resolve conflicts. Through his company, MH Mediate, Dan has trained thousands of people including individuals, organizations, and government agencies at the city, state, and federal levels. Dan is also Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution and founder of the Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative at the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center. He holds a master’s degree in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University Pennsylvania, and a mediation certification from the New York Peace Institute where he formerly sat on the Mediator Advisory Board.About Speakeasy: Speakeasy offers intimate events with compelling speakers and performers online via Zoom. Learn more about Speakeasy, and check out all of our events.

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