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WELLNESS

Berks County Mental Health
System and COVID-19
by Michele Ruano- Weber, MA, CPRP, Deputy Administrator, Berks County MH/DD Program

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uring these unprecedented times, the mental health
service delivery system is working diligently to
ensure that residents of Berks County have access to
treatment services. Individuals are experiencing uncertainty
and anxiety regarding the virus, unemployment, and loss of
income. To that end, telehealth services are being provided
to individuals in the safety of their own home. Mental health
providers are using virtual platforms and limited in-person
sessions to provide care for those in need. These services are
also available to students in most school buildings throughout
Berks County.

The ruOK Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force is
comprised of community leaders collaborating to reduce
suicide in Berks County through advocacy, education, and the
reduction of stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide.
The web site has a plethora of resources available to individuals
as well as tips to ensure that everyone can maintain their own
wellness. Please check out our web site: www.ruokberks.com.
The message is one of HOPE! Reach out and seek support
for yourself and those you love!

Click on this link to find out how to access treatment:
http://www.ruokberks.com/treatment/
Berks County contracts with Service Access and Management,
Inc. to provide 24/7 coverage for individuals experiencing a
mental health crisis. Trained crisis interventionist staff are
available to help individuals cope and refer to the appropriate
resources for additional assistance. The telephone number is
610-236-0530. For individuals who prefer to text, the text
number is 484-816-ruOK (7865).

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