Reducing Social Isolation and Loneliness with Youth and Families

When: Thursday, November 18 - 12:00 PM

Duration: 1 hours

Location: Zoom

Event Details:

Our experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic varied but one commonality we all experienced was being in quarantine and potentially isolated from our family, friends, and every day routines.  Feelings of isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness and can lead to mental health challenges in a variety of ways.

This webinar focuses on isolation and loneliness and how to combat this with families and youth.  Dr. Kelli Harding presents on this important topic and shares with us her work and expertise and helps us to find ways to help families feel connected in ways and times where connection may not feel possible.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Kelli Harding is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City.  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as boarded in the specialty of psychosomatic (mind-body) medicine. 

Dr. Harding graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine with honors, and then trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.  At Columbia, Dr. Harding also completed an NIMH research fellowship focused on unexplained symptoms and earned a Masters in Public Health.  Nationally, she served on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Board of Directors, which leads the academic medical community to improve the health of all, and the Scientific Advisory Council at the foundation for Social Connection.

Dr. Harding spent much of her career clinically in the emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Hospital before starting an out-patient mental health practice.  She currently dedicates her time to teaching medical students, seeing patients, writing, and educating the general public about health and wellness.  She has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, NPR, The New York Times, BBC,  Medscape, Psychology Today,, Thrive Global, Parents Magazine, and U.S. News and World Report. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed book THE RABBIT EFFECT about the social determinants of health, kindness, and social fitness.