Tucson, Arizona 2020-11-25 08:23:27 –
Thuson, Arizona-Thanksgiving is imminent, but problem behavioral medical professionals say that the number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing across Arizona and many vulnerable families are left unattended. , States that it is important to stay in touch.
John Riadon is responsible for clinical behavioral health at MHC Healthcare. He says anxiety and depression have increased significantly due to a pandemic across Pima County.
Riadon said the impact on daily life and the inability of many to interact socially contributed to this.
He added that his greatest advice for those suffering from isolation is to look for care.
“We are available and yes, it can be difficult to get into the clinic during these difficult times, but community health care providers are always available via telemedicine,” he says. I did.
Michael Dattola, director of behavioral services at El Rio Health, told KGUN9 that although El Rio Health staff are suffering from isolation, they are helping to free up all the services they offer.
“What I do for the patients I’m involved with is to wrap around as many services as I can,” he said.
Dattola added that El Rio Health staff are also checking patients over the phone to make sure they are functioning properly.
“We are doing a combination of outreach via both telephone and telemedicine,” he said.
He told KGUN9 that if he knew someone who was suffering from isolation during the holidays, he should contact them as much as possible.
“It’s highly recommended that you use Zoom or FaceTime to pivot and move to what you’re doing now,” he said.
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