Watch replay: Coronavirus town hall 'Under Pressure' discusses COVID-19's impact on mental health

Naples Daily News and News-Press staff

Join The News-Press, Naples Daily News and WGCU Public Media at 8 p.m. today as we talk to those who have been impacted by the coronavirus and its impact on mental health, as well as local experts who will share their unique perspectives and their advice on coping, treatment and where to go for help.

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News-Press/Naples Daily journalist Janine Zeitlin reports on how young people are being impacted and what steps are being taken by people and organizations to stem the tide.

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Other topics include the elderly population here and the challenges they face, how to cope with travel anxiety and what the new normal looks like at airports and on airplanes.

Mark Bickel, an editor with The News-Press and Naples Daily News, goes one-on-one with the director of the Community Counseling Center at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Julie Glenn, the news director for WGCU Public Media, is the host of "Under Pressure."

Experts participating in the town hall:

  • Dr. Alise Bartley, Director of the Community Counseling Center at FGCU
  • Jase Ramsey (Ph. D.), associate professor, Department of Management, FGCU
  • Dr. Paul Simeone, Vice President of Mental and Behavioral Health for Lee Health
  • Christina Hansen, Psy. D., Licensed psychologist in private practice in Fort Myers
  • Robert Lord and Vicki Einhorn from Atrium at Liberty Park in Cape Coral
  • John  Benbrook, Oasis Senior Advisors

Also, you will hear from a group of high-schoolers — Ryan Scharlau, Damini Parkhi and Ellie Belcastrowith — who are with Normal is Overrated, a Southwest Florida student group, about what issues they have been encountering throughout the pandemic and how they are dealing. 

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