A Message From Our CEO
We are on alert. With COVID-19 cases climbing, mental health experts across the country warn that the U.S. faces a mental health crisis as we head into the winter months. The Centers for Disease Control’s June research study and last month’s American Psychological Association report, “Stress in America”, confirm that stress, mental health and substance use challenges, and suicide risk are on the rise. But, with the right supports and tools, there is hope. Just as a home requires repairs after a natural disaster, our mental health needs upkeep and repair from the negative impacts of the pandemic. Initiatives at the national, state and local level are making sure our communities have the tools we need to maintain our health and well-being and weather this storm.