WGA on Dealing with Anxiety in the Time of Covid-19

Worthwhile viewing for all of us, whether or not we’re pro writers, or, for that matter, readers or even non-readers, actually:


In partnership with the Writers Guilds of America West and East, Hollywood, Health & Society is set to present a series of panel discussions—all hosted via Zoom—exploring a variety of topics related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of these discussions is to provide information and access to experts in the public health field for your personal lives and the projects you may be working on.

Feeling anxious, fearful, or depressed during these unprecedented times? The first discussion, “Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19,” to be hosted this Tuesday, April 7 at 5 p.m. (PT) / 8 p.m. (ET), examines mental health during the pandemic. Panelists will include Dr. Paula Cannon, virologist, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Brian Shiers, MA, LMFT, senior mindfulness teacher (UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center); and moderator Michael Winship, former WGAE president and Schumann Senior Writing Fellow for Common Dreams. Additional panelists to be announced.

If you’re interested in joining this online event, please register via this RSVP link, as space is limited.

For those of you unable to attend for any reason, this event is being recorded and will be available via wga.org after the event.

Upcoming HH&S-WGAW-WGAE-hosted discussions on the impact of COVID-19, all via Zoom, will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. (PT) / 8 p.m. (ET). Topics/panelists include:

  • April 14: Addiction (Dr. Leo Beletsky, professor of law and health sciences and faculty director, Health in Justice Action Lab, Northeastern University)
  • April 21: Criminal Justice/Prisons (Aly Tamboura, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)
  • April 28: Older Adults and Caregiving (Dr. Bruce Chernoff, The SCAN Foundation)
  • May 5: Voting and the Election