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Gov. Wolf: Mental Health Support is Vital and Available Amid Strain of COVID-19 Pandemic
Governor Tom Wolf has made mental health access a priority during his tenure, in January introducing Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters, an initiative to remove barriers to mental health care and reduce stigma. Today at a daily briefing on the commonwealth’s work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor highlighted that the need for accessible mental health services is greater than ever.
“We’re all in this fight against COVID-19 together and, as I’ve said many times, we all have a part to play,” Gov. Wolf said. “To be the strongest we can be in our efforts to ward off COVID-19, we need to ensure we are taking care of our mental health. So, please, if you need assistance, reach out.”
Want more information on how Pennsylvania is responding to COVID-19? View the PA COVID-19 Guide, and check back for updates to information and resources.
The Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) announces that Bulletin OMHSAS-21-09, titled “Guidelines for the Delivery of Behavioral Health Services Through Telehealth” has been issued (attached) and posted on the Department’s website. Please read the Bulletin in its entirety.
This page contains information about services for PA residents and employees who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.