Things are constantly changing as we learn more about COVID-19. Dr. Kevin Carroll, Vice President of Behavioral Health Sciences with UnityPoint Health, will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on mental health for individuals, families, and businesses. In addition, he will provide an overview of how UnityPoint Health has rolled out the vaccine. But mostly, Dr. Carroll will speak about humor, handling stress, ambiguity, anxiety, while not becoming addicted to Netflix or alcohol, and leading in the community. This presentation will help get you the most updated information from those who are on the front lines of fighting the virus on how to keep your mental health in check.
Dr. Kevin Carroll serves as the Vice President of Behavioral Health Services for UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. Previously he worked at Broadlawns Medical Center and Orchard Place. He has come a long way, as his first job as a Central College graduate was selling candy to kids at the Pella Pool. Kevin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Fellow with the American College of Health Executives. Previous to his wife making him get a "real job" Dr. Carroll was a serial student - going to graduate school at the Universities of Maryland, New Hampshire, and Drake. Outside of work, Kevin serves on the Board of Urbandale's own Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center and the Iowa Chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Dr. Carroll served on the WDM Chamber Board and also served on the WDM School Board. Kevin's wife is a teacher at Valley High School and he's got two children - who are seniors at Valley and U of Iowa and who long ago stopped listening to him.