We Are Pleased to Present the Keynote Presentation
Mental Health During Covid-19:
Strategies for Compassion and Self Care
Presented by Matt Kudish, MSW, MPA, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Health in New York City
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on our mental health. Matt will be discussing our current situation and its lasting effects through the lens of trauma. He will share things to consider, including the impact of grief and loss; the need for compassion for ourselves and others, and reframing self-care as we prepare for the next several months.
Matt Kudish is the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City. NAMI-NYC is the largest affiliate of NAMI and helps families and individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support, and advocacy. Named to City & State’s “Health Power” list for the last two years, Matt is recognized for his expertise and leadership. He is the recipient of the Beatrice M. Goldberg Community Award by the West Side Inter-Agency Council for the Aging and the Emerging Social Work Leadership Award by the National Association of Social Workers, NYC Chapter. Matt received his Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University and his Master’s in Public Administration from New York University. He was a Fellow in the inaugural Strell Fellowship in Executive Leadership at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, and has taught at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and guest lectured at NYU’s Silberman School of Social Work.