The fear and uncertainty of COVID-19 has undoubtedly impacted the mental health of our communities. In a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, it was found that 53% of adults in the U.S. reported poor mental health due to worry and stress over the coronavirus.
To help educate and encourage conversation around mental health as it relates to COVID-19 and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the MHA will host a Twitter chat from 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 9. The chat will feature input from guest expert Brian Ahmedani, PhD, director, Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health System (@bahmedani).
During times when people may be suffering in silence, it’s important to work together to break the stigma, raise awareness and provide resources related to mental health. Those interested in participating may follow along from the MHA’s Twitter account (@MIHospitalAssoc) or search the hashtag #MHAHealthChat over the course of the hour.
Those with questions should contact Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.