This week, we lead with a returning guest to the podcast. Dr. Nora Feldpausch first joined us when we thought the COVID pandemic would be over in a couple months. She is a psychiatrist and wife to a dairyman and shares with us how mental health has changed since the pandemic started. Nora talks about how telehealth has really expanded to offer especially rural communities more resources and mental health services. The conversation touches on how burnout has increased, how we are collectively tired from the trauma that COVID has wreaked on our global community, and shares critical resources for those who may be struggling or those who want to help someone in need. She says that you won't hurt anyone by caring, and we couldn't agree more.
Mental Health Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Also visit the online treatment locator.