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Video: Frazzled Families and Overcoming Parental Burnout

Available with English captions and subtitles in Spanish.

Dr. Lisa Coyne discusses parental burnout, strategies to ease exhaustion, and ways to preserve mental health for both parents and children alike during this public health crisis.

About the Webinar

Burning out is not an overnight phenomenon. But with parents in newfound roles of educators, remote workers, and caretakers during the pandemic, the feeling of overwhelming exhaustion has become increasingly more common in parents.

It’s challenging for parents and guardians to keep their mental health insulated while balancing their caretaker role during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Coyne offers strategies for parents to help them feel mentally balanced and to prevent burnout so they can continue to care for their families.

This content is also available in Spanish.


Parents may also find this additional information helpful:

About Dr. Coyne

Lisa W. Coyne, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute (OCDI Jr.) at McLean Hospital.

Dr. Coyne has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on anxiety, OCD, and parenting. She is the author of “The Joy of Parenting: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guide to Effective Parenting in the Early Years,” a book for parents of young children.

Recent books by Dr. Coyne:

Learn more about Dr. Coyne.

More COVID-19 Resources

It’s important to think about ways to manage your mental health during these difficult times. McLean is committed to providing mental health and self-care resources for all who may need them. You and your family may find these strategies from McLean experts helpful to feel mentally balanced and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Learn more on our COVID-19 mental health resources page or get access to our COVID-19 Webinar Series.

May 6, 2020

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