mental health

RACHEL LEE CUMMINGS, executive director of Counseling Services of Addison County, says her organization is at a crisis point.
ADDISON COUNTY — While job openings gape across sectors statewide, scarce human resources can be a matter of life and death in the field of professional mental health support. “We’re at a crisis point,” said Rachel Lee Cummings, executive director of Counseling Services of Addison County. Out of CSAC’s approximately 300 employment slots, 52 are empty — that’s over 15%. “We’re trying to figure out how to leverage our limited resources to meet increasing demand,” Lee Cummings said. According to Doug Engel, a psychotherapist and private practitioner in Middlebury, Vermont was already short on...

Many states are reopening their businesses and providing outdoor seating at eateries as the pandemic curve has slowly started to flatten across the country. Regardless, COVID-19 is still a very real concern, and the lasting effects of this public heath emergency go further than just the physical.  The impact of this pandemic on the psyche is far reaching and everyone is having their own experience with it. Although globally the world is experiencing this pandemic together it does not mean that every individual is experiencing it in the same way.  It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has...

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