Mental Health Awareness Month

Online lecture with Pia Marancik: Children’s anxiety during uncertain times

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 9 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. In a timely presentation, the Camden Public Library welcomes psychologist Dr. Pia Marancik, Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m., for an online program that will take a look at childhood anxiety during a global pandemic. The program will be hosted on the Zoom platform, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused tremendous shifts in the way people live their lives. The ripple effect of this pandemic will be varied and long-reaching. Children have been affected. Their schools have been closed. Their relationships have been disrupted. Some children are worried about their futures or anxious about the unknown. Others may not display signs of difficulty for weeks, months, or even years. Dr. Marancik will discuss how to identify children’s anxiety and explore ways to manage it. She will also suggest strategies for prevention of symptom development.

Pia Marancik, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist at Midcoast Family Wellness Center in Edgecomb. She earned a doctorate in counseling psychology with an emphasis on family and community psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. For over ten years, Dr. Marancik has worked in schools, universities, hospitals, residential treatment, and community mental health settings conducting research, writing grants and publications, and offering clinical services. Scholarly works have covered a range of topics such as autism, family, resilience, suicide, and under-served populations. Currently, she serves adults and families through counseling, consultation, and evaluation. At home, she can be found practicing yoga, dancing with her children, and watching movies with her husband. 

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Tue, 05/05/2020 - 6:00pm

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