Cincy Magazine: Growing mental health resources still needed
The height of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for expanded mental health resources, and the need remains, according to Shana Feibel, MD.
Feibel, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry & behavioral neuroscience in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a psychiatrist at the Lindner Center of Hope in Mason, spoke with Cincy Magazine about current mental health resources and needs.
"What I’m seeing is COVID, the acute phase of the pandemic, is no longer in crisis. We’re not totally in crisis with COVID as we were before, but mental health still is in a crisis, and that comes from a variety of factors,” Feibel told Cincy Magazine. “We have people who have worked from home that are now just getting back to in-person, especially teachers, and it’s a whole new thing for them, again, and we see a lot of overwhelmed, anxious people.
“There’s a lot of people who don’t have the resources," Feibel continued. "So, there are a lot of people who are still suffering. There’s a lot of ways we’re trying to help them, but it’s still problematic. So, I would say there’s a huge part of the population that’s not being seen by mental health professionals."
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