Recap of CABS Webinar: Stress Relief and Mental Health in COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: July 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am – September 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Location: Online

On May 9, 2020, the Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society (CABS) successfully hosted a webinar entitled “Stress Relief and Mental Health in COVID-19 Pandemic”. Dr. Lu Ye, a psychiatrist from Kaiser Permanente presented the talk.


Dr. Carrie Wang started the webinar with an introduction of CABS and its efforts combating COVID-19, including a series of scientific webinars and a PPE donation campaign.

Dr. Lu Ye has been practicing mental health therapy and consultation for more than 20 years in both USA and China. Dr. Ye started the talk with methods to cope with anxiety by self-care. She recommended music, dance, read etc, to distract yourself from stress and anxiety. “treat yourself with good food and talk to your friends will also be very helpful”, Dr. Ye said.

Dr.Ye than discussed children home schooling and how to work from home with kids. Setting up daily schedule and routine is very important. For younger children, set up a reward system will help. For older children, let them start the day with an activity they like.

Dr. Ye also recommend constant communication with older family members such as parents and grandparents. “This is very important because they are high risk for COVID-19 and we are there to help”, Dr. Ye said.

Dr. Ye conclude the talk with tips on how to prepare for the reopening. “reopening is inevitable”, Dr. Ye said, “do remind yourself that this is temporary”. Dr. Ye recommended to have a plan before the reopen and prepare for what to do under different situation. Seeking help from friends and co-workers is also important.

After the presentation, Dr. Ye answered questions from moderator Dr. Carrie Wang and also from audiences.

The event lasted one hours and ten minutes The webinar attracted more than 100 audiences from around the globe.

We would like to thank Dr. Lu Ye for her time and efforts for this webinar. We also want to thank Jenen Tan, Hesong Han, Xu Chen, Carrie Wang, for organizing the logistics of the event and thanks to Zoom and Beijing Well-being Foundation for providing technology support for this webinar. To learn more about CABS’ effort in the COVID-19 response, please visit our website www.cabsweb.org. A replay of the webinar recording will be available on this site.



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