Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Our Public Health and Social Services Workforce

COVID-19 has had life-altering impacts on the lives of individuals within every community in the world. During a time of physical distancing, our interactions with friends, colleagues, and family members has drastically changed. Every single sector has been impacted in one way or another. Those of us who work in public health are finding ourselves doing our pre-COVID 19 work on top of COVID-19 responsibilities which has been both rewarding and at times overwhelming. It is important as a public health and social services professionals to check-in with their colleagues and practice self-care. During this presentation, public health and social services professionals will hear how COVID-19 has impacted behavioral health policy to address immediate needs; how COVID-19 has impacted behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) in our community; and learn about behavioral health resources they can tap into for themselves.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand how COVID-19 has impacted behavioral health policy
  • Understand and be able to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on our behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse)
  • Share resources to help us cope and to address our behavioral health needs during COVID-19

2.5 CE’s for:

  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH – Community Support Specialist
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Peer Support Specialist
  • DMH – Prevention Specialist
  • MAAP – Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC/LPC – National Board Certified Counselors
  • Social Work

Presenter

Shelina Davis, MPH, MSW

Location

Virtual

Date

Jan. 7, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenter

Shelina Davis, MPH, MSW

Location

Virtual