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Fri, May 29


Zoom - Link sent after registration

John Wang (Psych Resident NYU): Dealing With Guilt and Loss During COVID

With the pandemic a lot of us lost social life, jobs, normality, or friends and family from the disease, and some also feel guilt at times for those who struggle more. In this session, we bring in NYU Psychiatry Resident John Wang to lead the disscussion on loss and guilt.

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John Wang (Psych Resident NYU): Dealing With Guilt and Loss During COVID
John Wang (Psych Resident NYU): Dealing With Guilt and Loss During COVID

Time & Location

May 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Zoom - Link sent after registration


About the Event

Guilt, anger, uncertainty, anxiety, frustration, hopefullness, gratitude-- those are all emotions that come up every day as the lockdown continues. Some of the most common emotions that come up is guilt and loss. We feel guilty when we're not as productive as we used to be, or when we see others suffering and we're okay, and we feel guilty for not being able to do more.

Also a lot of us experienced loss of routines, normality, jobs, relationships in this stressful time. How do you cope with the feeling of loss? Let's talk about it.

Bring a cup of tea, find your quiet space away from your close quarter, and open up Zoom to chat with us!

We are bringing on John Wang, a Psychiatry resident at NYU to moderate this discussion. 

Event Details

Where: Zoom virtual meeting (Link will be sent out once you register)

5:00 pm - Intros

5:10 - About loss and guilt

5:20 - Group discussions / Q&A

6:00 pm - Wrap-up & Resources


About John Wang

John Wang graduated from the NYU School of Medicine in 2020 and is beginning his residency training in psychiatry at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital. His experience in mental health work began as an undergraduate peer counselor at Washington University in St. Louis, and as a text hotline counselor for Crisis Text Line. In these settings he often worked with young adults processing grief, anxiety, social and familial pressure, and thoughts of self-harm and suicide. In medical school, he led discussion groups centered around substance use and overdose harm reduction at a local shelter. He loves exploring Asian and Asian American culture and identity, and was president of NYU's Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. As he begins his journey as a psychiatrist, he hopes to keep developing his interests in the cultural aspects of mental health, care of the elderly, and addiction recovery. 


Once you register, you will get a Zoom link from us on the day of the event.

If you can’t attend this session, we will have ongoing weekly sessions around different topics for COVID-19 and more throughout the month of May. 

Here are some more Mental Health Resources for AAPI Community

50% of the proceeds goes to #GetUsPPE, a community that raises funds to get PPE (personal protective equipment) for the medical workers that are facing a severe shortage of PPE. 

If you'd like to attend this session but need some financial assistance, email and we'll try our best to help.  

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    This ticket reserves you a spot for the event in addition to supporting Rock The Boat Podcast production and donation to GetUsPPE.

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