We are two years into the pandemic and Connecticut’s mental health workforce is exhausted.
Covid-19 has brought on a behavioral health tsunami, a crisis in the brewing even before the pandemic.
As COVID– 19 restrictions are lifted and residents begin to re-engage in their communities, a host of social service needs, especially mental health, will stretch municipal services. At this point in the pandemic, municipalities more than ever need professional social workers who, as essential workers, are trained to deliver the highest quality service.
As Connecticut moves forward and plans to reopen appropriately, any plan designed to treat the shocking aftereffects of a global pandemic on a state’s communities needs to include a profession whose mission and history are based on helping people in an ethical and empathetic manner.