Coronavirus Pandemic: Mental Health and Coping town hall

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As we continue the important discussion during this Mental Health Awareness Month, Eyewitness News hosted a town hall on anxiety over the reopening of the Tri-State area.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we continue the important discussion during this Mental Health Awareness Month, Eyewitness News hosted a town hall on anxiety over the reopening of the Tri-State area.

We discussed the warning signs of mental health problems and what we can do about it.

The town hall also featured experts who talked about the importance of mental health and anxiety over the reopening.

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Meet the panelists:

-Dr. Shereef Elnahal, President and CEO of Newark University hospital and former NJ Health Commissioner

-Dr. Timothy Brennan, psychiatry at Mount Sinai

-Avital Falk, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in evidence-based interventions for children, adolescents and young adults suffering from anxiety and mood disorders

-Joo Han, Deputy Director of the Asian American Federation and has headed up their mental health efforts for many years

- Dr. Ritesha Krishnappa, Associate Director in the Department of Psychiatry at Health + Hospitals, Elmhurst.

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