Add To Favorites

H.E.A.R.T. hosts COVID-19 Mental Health Conversations

Albany Herald - 3/21/2023

Mar. 21—ALBANY — The H.E.A.R.T. Organization Inc. will sponsor "COVID-19 Mental Health Conversations: Stop the Stigma, Silence the Shame" at Union Baptist Church Saturday from noon-3 p.m.

Union Baptist is located at 214 E. Oglethorpe Blvd.

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the largest global crises in generations. As a result, the mental health of the elderly, adults, young adults and youths have been widely affected.

For many, COVID-19 has sparked and/or amplified anxieties and serious mental health issues. A great number of people have reported psychological distress and symptoms of depressions, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, uncertainty, loneliness and isolation. While mental health needs have risen, mental health services are often overlooked.

In many cases, poor knowledge, misinformation, fear and access are a few reasons individuals do not seek assistance. H.E.A.R.T. Cares about mental health and well-being in the community. A panel of licensed professional counselors and mental health professionals will engage the community in a series of interactive seminars focused on the experiences of COVID-19 survivors and the impact on mental health.

Panel participants include Shanese Leonard, Jaye Kiani Rodriguez, Tamiko Ross-Jackson and Patrick Smith. All attendees will receive a complimentary gift at the free event, and refreshments will be served. A monetary incentive will be provided for all Albany/Dougherty County residents who are vaccinated.

{div}The seminar is hosted in partnership with Albany State University'sHealth Literacy Project with funding from Health and Human Services and a health grant from the Office of Minority Health.

A Phoebe Putney Health System Mobile Wellness Unit will be on-site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to children and adults.


(c)2023 The Albany Herald, Ga.

Visit The Albany Herald, Ga. at

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.