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Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health and Social Isolation Across the Generations

This is one of three plenary sessions taking place during Generations United's Virtual Intergenerational Conference.

Tuesday, June 15th

Join us for a thoughtful and solution-oriented discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic impact has affected the mental health of younger and older people and created new barriers for people already experiencing mental health issues. The session will highlight personal experiences from a young person and caregiver from grandfamilies, key considerations and guidance from mental health professionals about anxiety, depression grief, and loss, and creative intergenerational solutions for addressing social isolation.


  • Amy Goyer, National Family and Caregiving Expert, Author and Consultant
  • Mercedes Bristol, Texas Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Deborah Langosch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, and Co-Managing Editor of Grandfamilies: Contemporary Journal of Research, Policy and Practice

Check out the other plenary sessions.