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WATCH LIVE: Columbia psychiatrist Katherine Shear joins CGTN World Insight, talks mental health and coping with COVID-19

April 29, 2020
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing has partnered with CGTN World Insight for a special episode on COVID-19 and its mental health impact on frontline workers, bereaved families, children, and everyone affected. Experts including Dr. Katherine Shear, Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University, will share their insights and provide ways to cope with the profound and potentially long-term effects of COVID-19.

Join us to watch this episode on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. EST.


How to watch

This episode will stream live here.


Points to be covered
  • How much impact does the coronavirus outbreak on people’s mental health?
  • What remedies are available?
  • What are the suggestions for the people who lost their loved ones in this epidemic?
  • How can people cope with the anxiety caused by the epidemic especially when quarantined?
  • How can the medical workers cope with the anxiety and psychological stress?


About Dr. Katherine Shear

An internist and psychiatrist, Dr. Katherine Shear is widely recognized for her work in bereavement studies. She has developed a targeted psychotherapy, Complicated Grief Treatment, for people unable to move forward after a loss, which has proved to be efficacious in three NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials. She is the founding director of the Center for Complicated Grief, the only such center within a school of social work.

Click here to read Dr. Shear's previous interview with China Philanthropist Magazine (in English).