November 18, 2021

Dec. 2, 2021, 4–5:30 p.m. ET

NAMI Ask the Expert Webinar welcomes Dr. Christine Crawford, Associate Medical Director at NAMI, who will provide an overview of the various stressors that people can experience over the winter months.

She will discuss symptoms that people can experience secondary to Seasonal Affective Disorder, as well as challenges that people can face over the course of the holiday season. Dr. Crawford will review strategies that people can use as they navigate the winter months in order to mitigate their stress during this period of time.

After the presentation, NAMI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth will moderate a Q&A session.

This session will be recorded and posted to our website in the days following the webinar. All registrants for this webinar will automatically receive a link by email to view the recorded session once it is available. A typed transcription of the audio will also be available online within one week of the webinar.



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Our Expert

Dr. Christine CrawfordDr. Christine M. Crawford

Dr. Christine M. Crawford currently serves as the Associate Medical Director for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). She is also an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

She completed her adult psychiatry residency as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. She received her M.D. from the University of Connecticut and her MPH at BU School of Public Health, where she concentrated in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

She has been engaged in a number of community outreach initiatives through the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, NAACP and NAMI. She has authored multiple book chapters and peer reviewed publications on mental health disparities, black mental health and sociocultural psychiatry. She has made appearances on numerous media outlets and provides seminars on mental health and racism at various corporate and community-based settings.

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