COVID-19: Mental Health and Well-being for Ourselves and Our Children

April 17, 2020

UC Berkeley hosted three leading Berkeley psychologists who discussed effective approaches and strategies for dealing with the anxiety, stress and uncertainty that are inherent parts of the COVID-19 crisis, for children and adults alike.

The original broadcast was live on Friday, April 17, Noon-12:30p Pacific

Watch a recording of the discussion, which was facilitated by Dan Mogulof, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Executive Communications:


PROFESSOR FRANK C. WORRELL is a faculty member at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. He is an expert on the challenges of learning at home, the benefits of structure, and the kinds of online resources that best support learning and well-being.

The GSE's School Psychology program has put together a list of web-based resources to support the well-being and mental health of adults and children.

SONIA BISHOP is an associate professor within the Department of Psychology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Among her areas of expertise are anxiety and decision-making under uncertainty.

DACHER KELTNER is a professor of psychology and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses on the functions of emotional experience and expression, in particular states such as compassion, awe, love, and embarrassment, as well as power, social class, and inequality. 

Keltner is also producing a series of short videos where he will share ideas and practices for cultivating resilience and connection as we face the challenges of this current public health crisis.