Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series

December 03, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series

Topic:  Resilience in Challenging Times

Speaker:  Dr. Crystal Clark


"We are on the brink of a mental health crisis in America."

- Dr. Crystal Clark, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern


Join Resilience Board member Dr. Crystal Clark for a discussion on mental health, wellness, and learning to be resilient in our current environment in the first of our brand new virtual Resilience Speaker Series events.

People everywhere are being impacted by numerous strains on our mental health: navigating the "new normal" of the pandemic, balancing home life while working from home and/or homeschooling our children, and figuring out how to practice self care with so many demands on our time and energy. In today's climate, survivors of a trauma are impacted more than ever before.

There is no cost to attend this Speaker Series event, but a donation is greatly appreciated.  Even your gift of $5 could help make an impact in a survivor's life.

Dr. Crystal T. Clark is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences and she has a secondary appointment in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is board-certified in adult psychiatry. Dr. Clark's expertise includes the treatment of mental health in women broadly across the life span and, specifically, as it relates to the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders affected by hormonal changes during periods such as pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause.


Dr. Clark is a researcher who aims to optimize dosing guidelines for pregnant women with Bipolar Disorder, an illness in which medication is the mainstay of treatment. She has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the PhRMA foundation to support her work.  As someone committed to educating the next generation of psychiatrists, she serves as a Director of advanced training in women's and perinatal mental health and the Associate Program Director for residency training.  She is the president of the board of MarcÚ of North America, a North American organization which is devoted to improving research, treatment, and access for perinatal women with mental illness and their families. Dr. Clark received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northwestern University and her Master's of Science and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Louisville. She completed her psychiatry training at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Clark has served as an expert on mental health topics such as suicide, medication, substance use, and new drug therapies for several media outlets including National Public Radio (NPR), New York Times, ABC 7, and Chicago Tonight.

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