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Video Published: 22 Jul 2021

Taking Care: Processing the Trauma of COVID-19

Licensed mental health professionals join opera industry professionals to provide insights, tools, and resources for artists and creators to prioritize mental health during the pandemic and beyond.

The world has experienced over one year of living in a pandemic, and society’s leaders continue to encourage steadfastness in the face of the ongoing crisis, urging the public to take safety precautions to prevent the spread of disease. As we focus on surviving our day-to-day lives in this reality, we also continue to experience the cumulative trauma created by the loss, anxiety, and burnout of living during this time.


Erin Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P (practitioner)
Cheryl Hickman, general director, Opera on the Avalon (moderator)