Forum to assess pandemic’s impact on mental health in Franklin County residents

Through Franklin County Community Services, county residents have an opportunity to voice concerns about mental health during these challenging times.

The University at Albany School of Public Health is conducting a virtual Rural New York Listening Tour to learn more about the unique aspects of rural communities across New York state and how they may impact mental health and risk for suicide. This “tour” will stop in Franklin County for a virtual outreach forum on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., to help identify current mental health-related concerns as well as factors that promote mental well-being.

This forum is particularly timely as COVID-19 has had a significant impact on mental health, not just here but through the world. Hearing people’s thoughts, opinions and experiences will help Franklin County better address the mental health impact of the pandemic.

The community member forum is open to Franklin County residents age 18 and older, and for those serving the public, such as health and behavioral health care providers, law enforcement, first responders, clergy, school personnel, local officials and local governmental agencies.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/Franklin-Community. For more information, call Franklin County Community Services 518-891-2280.


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