Vermont health professionals explain COVID's toll on mental health
Live call-in discussion: Mental health is a phrase we hear a lot these days, as we head into the Covid-19 pandemic's third year. A recent University of Vermont study found that nearly half of respondents indicated anxiety or depression during the pandemic. But a shortage of psychiatrists and counselors means help isn't always available. This hour, we talk with Vermont health professionals and others about the mental health hurdles children and adults are facing.
Our guests are:
- Andy Rosenfeld, assistant professor and child psychiatrist at University of Vermont Medical Center
- Cath Burns, independent psychologist and quality director at Vermont Care Partners
- Tom Murphy, co-founder of Sweethearts and Heroes
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, help is available:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- COVID Support VT
- Vermont Care Partners
- Click here for an online chat with the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Veterans Crisis Line & Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
- LGTBQ crisis line: 866-488-7386
- Crisis Text Line: text "VT" to 741-741
- Resources with the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center
Broadcast live on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
Editor's note: COVID Support VT is a VPR underwriter.
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