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Local Mental Health Care Practitioners Launch A Website Offering Support During Current Pandemic

Apr 17, 2020

Felicia Brabec
Credit Felicia Brabec / feliciabrabec.com

Dealing with the global health crisis from the coronavirus is difficult for most everyone, but those still working "on the front lines" are likely experiencing increased anxiety and a greater likelihood of mental health issues that could need support.

 

WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Felicia Brabec, a Washtenaw County commissioner and also a clinical psychologist, about a statewide mental health support program she's involved with.


Felicia Brabec recognizes people are struggling dealing with the current health pandemic, especially so-called "front line workers" still on the job dealing directly with infected patients and people still out in the community.  

She, along with three other mental health professionals, has created a website, www.mifrontlinesupport.com, with a number of mental health resources and a list of at least 300 mental health professionals across the state who have appointments available to counsel people.  

She said they are looking for several hundred more mental health practitioners to join them in their effort.

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