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RBC | Increased anxiety, stress, and depression are just a few of the negative effects COVID-19 is having on many Coloradoans. Social distancing has intensified existing mental health issues for some, while bringing forth first-time struggles for others. In response to the concerns about increased mental health needs in Western Colorado, Mind Springs Health has launched a new support line, staffed with trained mental health professionals, to provide help and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Help will be available by calling 1-877-519-7505 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re in a very unique and strange environment right now and the isolation involved with social distancing can be very difficult,” said Michelle Hoy, Executive Vice President of Mind Springs Health. “For many people, too much alone time simply perpetuates feelings of sadness, fear, and anxiety. At Mind Springs Health, we want to be sure that everyone in the communities we serve has someone to talk to and has access to further help if needed.”
The mental healthcare professionals staffing the line will be able to provide coping skills to help those experiencing anxiety, while also referring callers to available resources should their needs exceed an initial phone conversation.
Special to the Herald Times