Navigating Mental Health through Life's Changes - Mental Health Seminar

November 1, 2023

The third seminar in the Fall 2023 Mental Health Seminar series, "Navigating Mental Health Through Life's Changes."

Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, Ph.D., professor in empirical microeconomics at UNC-Chapel Hill, explored the complexities of mental health during periods of transition. From embarking on new academic pursuits to navigating shifts in identity and life phases, this session dove into the challenges posed by change. Fruehwirth offered insights gleaned from her team’s research on COVID-19’s mental health impacts on college students and shared effective strategies to foster resilience and well-being even during tumultuous times. Embark on this collective journey toward better mental well-being regardless of where life’s transitions may find you.

Dr. Jane Cooley Fruehwirth is a professor of Empirical Microeconomics at UNC Chapel Hill who studies the determinants of mental health among adolescents and college students. She received her PhD from Duke University in 2006. Before joining the faculty at UNC, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin, an Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge, and fellow of Christ’s College.

This mental health seminar took place by zoom, on November 15th, from 2:30pm-4pm.

The Mental Health Seminar series is open to students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff. The series creates a space for learning, reflecting on, and discussing mental health. This year's seminars focus on research-to-practice, giving the audience both the science behind mental health and strategies they can employ right now. The overall goal is to empower all campus community members to help influence campus mental health and well-being. Join us!

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