This presentation will provide information about current national trends in adult and youth mental health, highlighting where the COVID-19 pandemic has made an impact. Speakers will discuss self-care practices for nurses and strategies to address vaccine-related anxiety from a mental health nursing perspective. They will provide an overview of the recently-activated National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. This webinar is part of our Nurse-Led Forum on Vaccine Confidence.
Anita Iyengar, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE is an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She serves as a resilience coach for a local health system and is active with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Anita Is the president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter.
Joseph Palmeri, R.N, M.S.N, is a United States Marine Corps Veteran turned Registered Nurse who earned his Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Widener University and his Masters of Science in Nursing Administration from Pennsylvania State University. His experience encompasses Psychatric Nursing, Primary Care, and Nursing Management. Mr. Palmeri is a VA Coin of Excellence recipient. He is Aggression Replacement Training Certified and has earned certification from Harvard for exercising leadership. He has also completed the Fuld Institute’s Immersion of Evidence Based Practice from The Ohio State University. He is currently the Director of a Community Based Outpatient Center for the Veterans Administration and is President-Elect of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.