Covering Mental Health Issues and the Recession

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Course Overview

Covering Mental Health Issues and the Recession
Thanks to the support of our sponsor, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, we are able to offer this $29.95 Webinar free.
Originally Broadcast On:
January 01, 1970
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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The Great Recession continues to affect the mental health of millions of Americans. This Webinar will help you identify untold stories about stress, suicide and other mental health issues related to today's economy.

You'll learn how to find people struggling with these issues, and tell stories about the effect of the economic crisis on the mental health of individuals, families and communities.

This Webinar is associated with the McCormick Foundation's Specialized Reporting Institute about "The Recession and Mental Health" in Chicago on July 16-17, 2012.

What Will I Learn:
  • What kinds of mental health issues are associated with the recession
  • How to find people struggling with these conditions
  • How these issues have changed during the past several years
  • What stories you should look out for during the next couple of years
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, editors, producers, researchers and everyone who is covering the current economy and mental health.

Course Instructor:

Nancy S. Molitor

Nancy Molitor is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral science at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She holds a doctorate in clinical and developmental psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

As the public education coordinator for the American Psychological Association she writes about society’s effect on the mental health of all Americans, such as the fallout from the Great Recession. You can follow her on Twitter at @drnancy.


Robert R. McCormick Foundation

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets.

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