Discussion on coping with stress re-scheduled to March 24


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Building Hope lecture, “Tips and Tools for Coping with Stress,” has been re-scheduled to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, because of inclement weather forecast for this week.

    The lecture, originally set for March 5, will be held at Second Presbyterian Church 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd., and will be presented by University of Louisville psychologist Eric Russ, Ph.D. Admission is free.

    The lecture is a part of the “Building Hope” public lecture series sponsored by the University of Louisville Depression Center, Kentuckiana’s leading resource for depression and bipolar disorder treatment, research and education.

    Russ will provide participants with strategies to improve the ability to cope with a wide range of stressful situations, from those occurring in daily life to stress that is a result of traumatic events.

    Russ is assistant professor in UofL’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He specializes in working with anxiety disorders and with people who have experienced traumatic stress. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and anthropology from Emory University and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University. He completed a clinical internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and a post-doctoral fellowship in traumatic stress at Rush University Medical Center.

    Russ serves as director of the Veterans Treatment Program, which focuses on treating National Guard veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental health difficulties.

    For more information, contact the Depression Center at 502-588-4886.

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.