City of Science: Our Collective Mental Health

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

6:30 pm

Hybrid (see description for details)

Open to the Public

Graphic image depicting one distressed mind and one calm mind
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Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


This program is offered as both an in-person and livestream event. Choose one:




Is America suffering from a mental health meltdown? Have we become a more anxious nation, or are we just becoming more open about our mental health challenges and crises? A panel of experts will discuss the current state of America’s mental health and what can be done to improve it. Featuring: Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, a professor of psychology at Hunter College, the Advanced Science Research Center, and the CUNY Graduate Center and author of Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad); Regina Miranda, a professor of psychology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center, whose research lab studies why young people think about and attempt suicide; and Ana Ortin Peralta, an assistant professor in the School-Clinical Child Psychology Program at Yeshiva University and a researcher at PRIME Center for Health Equity at Montefiore/Einstein.

Weekday visitors to the Graduate Center’s 365 Fifth Avenue campus no longer have to show proof of vaccination or negative PCR tests at the lobby desk. They just need to show a government-issued picture ID and sign in at the security desk. To enter the Graduate Center, CUNY students, faculty, and staff are required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination through the Cleared4 platform. Please see Building Entry Policy for more information.

A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

Please contact Jimmy Cok at in advance for CART services or any additional accessibility requests or concerns for in-person events.​ This event will be livestreamed, and closed captions will be provided.