Mental Health

This week on WCLK's The Local Take, I reached out to Mental Health America in Georgia. The COVID-19 Pandemic has wreaked havoc in many lives--causing deaths, job loss, housing insecurity, and more. People who may have never considered therapy until now may find it challenging to find a mental health provider.

We’re talking COVID-19, mental health, and suicide prevention this week on WCLK's The Local Take. I reached out to Roland Boehm from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  Over the last year, it seems many of us have been on a roller coaster of emotions: depression, anxiety, and more.  Consumption of alcohol was rising, and concerns about abusive relationships during the lockdown have been top of mind. Suicide ideation in young people was said to increase during this time.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to Kim Jones, Executive Director for National Alliance on Mental Illness-Georgia, NAMI-Georgia, to talk about mental health during the Pandemic that we hope is coming to an end.

 This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturdays 8am), I reached out to EMBARK and Dr. Sharnell Myles to ask her about our children and their mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Next week on March 18th, WCLK's The Local Take joins with AARP Georgia for a COVID19 Virtual Townhall.

Fiscal, Mental, and Physical health experts will join us for a candid conversation. We hope to answer your questions about COVID-19, the vaccine, mental and financial challenges facing people 50+. Nancy Pitra, Associate State Director for Advocacy at AARP-Georgia joins us on WCLK's The Local Take this week to talk about this event and other resources and access.