Chat with Mayor Matt

What has Covid done to Mental Health in Knox County?

January 20, 2021 Matt Starr Season 1 Episode 3
Chat with Mayor Matt
What has Covid done to Mental Health in Knox County?
Show Notes

Emily Morrison, Community Relations Coordinator for the Mental Health and Recovery Board for Licking and Knox Counties, joins Mayor Matt for a discussion on how the agency's providers are handling mental health issues during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Call volume is higher to the crisis call center (211) as well as the national hotline.  In today's episode, Emily points out some programs that can help provide support to persons in crisis as well as to persons who know of someone in crisis but do not know how to help them.  
Additional information for this program:

QPR- Question, Persuade, Refer

This 2-2.5 hour program teaches you to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to approach someone, how to get them to agree to care, and how to refer them into services.


“Not So Different”

This is a 2.5-hour program that gives you an intimate look at the services available in Licking and Knox Counties for mental health and addiction. We will watch a movie about a young woman who has a dual diagnosis and watch as she navigates into recovery. Discussion will center on resources, stigma, and how to support those who are struggling.


Mental Health First Aid

This is an 8 hour training that goes in depth about mental illness and addiction, what to look for, how to properly assess the situation and approach a person in crisis, and how to refer them into the services they need.


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