Learn about coping during COVID-19 in April 14 workshop

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How have people been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis? What are some general ways to cope? How do you support yourself and others through the pandemic?

These are among the questions that will be addressed at “Coping with COVID,” a virtual workshop geared toward students – 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, via Zoom.

The session features Dr. Steven Taketa and co-host Dr. Analu Sing, clinical psychologists with UH West Oʻahu’s Counseling Services.

“COVID-19 has infected hundreds of thousands, but has had a profound impact on us all,” Taketa said. “We have had to change almost every aspect of our lives and are faced with hardships that many of us have never had to endure. The ʻCoping with COVID’ workshop was designed to give voice to our collective struggle and to share stories about how we have and will overcome.”

Workshop topics will also include differentiating between healthy worry and anxiety that is difficult to manage, the meaning of illness and disability, and knowing when to get help. There will be an opportunity at the end of the session for questions to be addressed.

The session is open to UH West Oʻahu and Leeward Community College students, as well as interested students from other UH campuses. Faculty and staff are also welcome.

Join the Zoom session here (Meeting ID: 338 589 062). For more information, email taketas@hawaii.edu.

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