Taking Care: A Series on Mental Health for Opera Professionals
Processing the Trauma of COVID-19
Practitioner: Erin Doerwald, LCSW, CMT-P
Moderator: Cheryl Hickman, general director, Opera on the Avalon
The world has experienced over one year of living in a pandemic, and society’s leaders continue to encourage steadfastness in the face of the ongoing crisis, urging the public to take safety precautions to prevent the spread of disease. As we focus on surviving our day-to-day lives in this reality, we also continue to experience the cumulative trauma created by the loss, anxiety, and burnout of living during this time.
This series is presented by OPERA America and curated by the Women’s Opera Network (WON).