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Joint Message about Election Resources from TSPHTM & TSSW

Meaningful connection is critical to forging paths forward, no matter the state of the roadway or destination, and a way to establish connection is through constructive dialogue and collective well-being. As neighbors in both location and vocation, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the School of Social Work are collaborating on resources and events to support its students, staff, and faculty decompress and make space for emotional health after Election Day.

  • To facilitate conversations and support processing on your own, you may want to access this set of links put together by both schools and housed on TSSW’s Empowering Change website.
  • In community, we are hosting two “Decompressing & Managing Emotional Health” sessions on Wednesday, November 4. Faculty, staff, and students of both schools can join a safe, affirming, and empowering space to discuss reactions, concerns, and paths forward after this political season. Faculty of TSPHTM and TSSW will facilitate the sessions for respectful dialogue and emotional processing. You may join one or both of the following via Zoom.
  • Specifically related to well-being, you may join one or both of our thirty-minute mindfulness sessions. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome via Zoom from 12:00 to 12:30 pm Central Time on November 5 and 6 to center themselves in the present, develop inner calm and mental clarity, and reduce anxiety and stress.

Please access these resources and join these events as needed. Our collective hope is to create space for conversation and processing of election outcomes on all levels so that we can continue our collaborative work on the path ahead. 

Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Patrick S. Bordnick, MPH, PhD
Dean, Tulane School of Social Work