Mayor's Office Press Release

Register Today for a Virtual Town Hall on Surviving the Holidays During the Pandemic

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November 12, 2020 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner invites Houstonians to register for an important virtual town hall focusing on mental health, healing, and wellness as our community confronts the global coronavirus pandemic.

The holidays combined with COVID-19 will be a challenging time for many individuals and families. That is why the Mayor's Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force is hosting a Virtual Town Hall called, Surviving the Holidays During the Pandemic.

Thursday, Nov. 12
From 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

During the virtual town hall, panelists will provide advice on coping with the demands of parenting and managing the financial, physical and emotional stress of the holiday season.

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The H.E.R. Task Force, specifically the Medical Care Subcommittee and the Faith & Community Leaders Subcommittee, will guide the discussion. Mayor Sylvester Turner and Chief Medical Officer David Persse M.D. will speak during the town hall along with psychiatrists Kathy Flanagan, M.D. and Napoleon Higgins, M.D.; primary care physician Kim Sims, M.D.; attorney and certified financial counselor Geordie Hrdlicka; and licensed professional counselor Dr. Claudia Gonzalez-Harmon.