MHA Hosts Mental Health Twitter Chat
Posted on September 12, 2020
The MHA hosted a Twitter chat Sept. 9 to help educate and encourage the conversation around mental health as it relates to COVID-19 and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
The conversation featured key input from guest expert Brian Ahmedani, PhD,
director, Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health
System, who provided feedback to questions specific to mental health stigmas and inequalities, as well as provided mental health guidance and resources to those in need.
The chat kicked off with discussion around the impact COVID-19 could have on a person’s mental health as a result of loneliness, fear and isolation. In this thread, Ahmedani provided an article from Henry Ford News as a resource to better understand and manage anxiety during a pandemic.
It also covered the stigmas and inequalities surrounding mental health. Ahmedani, along with other participants, stressed the importance of listening to others and offering support to those seeking help. Ahmedani discussed the inequities faced by minority groups, including access to care, and referenced The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health as a resource for successful programs targeting this issue.
Those interested in reading this chat or following future conversations can search the
hashtag #MHAHealthChat on Twitter, or visit the MHA’s channel for details. The next
chat will be focused on Sepsis Awareness Month and hosted on the MHA Keystone page
from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Follow along using hashtag #KeystoneSepsis.
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