Covid Changes Everything, Including Mental Health

Health+Wealth of America April 2021 Conference

In a session on mental health co-moderated by’s Jim McCann, Dr. George Everly, professor at Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, brilliantly summed up my biggest takeaway from the conference so far: “We find the single best predictor of human resilience is connection to others. Intuitively, we know we want connection; the human brain is wired to know that we want connections. Then, we have a higher portion of our brain that calls all of this into question. COVID represents an opportunity to get past some of that doubt.”