Since the start of the pandemic, For All Seasons has taken on the needs of over 250 new clients and is accepting new clients at all locations for all services. While the organization has always had 24-hour mental health crisis and sexual assault hotlines, they have added additional crisis appointments as people deal with new anxieties and stressors caused by the COVID-19.
“In March, when the effects of Coronavirus hit, we experienced some of the highest numbers in hotline calls we had ever had, and in July, the number increased greatly again. Many of our new patients are seeking mental health treatment for the first time. This is a testimony to the broad impact the virus is having in our communities,” states Beth Anne Langrell, CEO of For All Seasons.
For All Seasons continues to have availability for crisis appointments, in-person appointments, teletherapy, and telepsychiatry, as well as 24/7 hotlines during the COVID-19 crisis. Staff is available for both long-term and short-term appointments for anyone in need of support. The agency continues to follow safety regulations, as outlined by the CDC, for in-person appointments, including – temperature checks and health screenings, 20-second handwashing at the entry to all facilities, social distancing guidelines, and increased office sanitation. The offices are open by appointment only in all locations.
Langrell adds, “We are reaching out to the community in new and creative ways to make them aware of the breadth of our services, as well as to provide support and encouragement.”
For All Seasons is utilizing various platforms, including social media, radio shows, and webinars to bring mental health strategies and uplifting messaging to surrounding communities. For further information, visit For All Seasons Facebook page or forallseasonsinc.org.