Webinar: Depression Update for COVID-19

November 17, 2020
11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST, 12:00 pm – 1:30 MST pm


As the pandemic unfolds, we are learning that chronic effects may persist regarding neurobiological and psychiatric impact of COVID-19 infection. This webinar will provide an overview of depression, including the neurobiological basis, symptomatology, treatment modalities, and risk factors for suicide.  Considerations for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will also be explored, including neurobiological implications and symptom manifestations.  Finally, a brief look at vicarious trauma in healthcare will be discussed with an emphasis on primary prevention through the lens of symptom identification and management.

This webinar will cover the following three objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of depression, including neurobiology, symptoms, treatment, and suicide risk factors.
  2. Review current research on neurobiological and mental health manifestations of COVID-19.
  3. Introduce vicarious trauma in healthcare with an emphasis on symptom management and primary prevention.


Dr. Michelle Vo
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Utah Department of Psychiatry


Dr. Jennifer Mitchell
Senior Director of  Clinical Strategy and Innovation
The Children’s Center


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2.8 million with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.