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Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health selected as a Crisis Counselor Provider in Missouri to help those affected by pandemic

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Truman Medical Center (TMC) Behavioral Health was selected to provide behavioral health services to those emotionally impacted. TMC Behavioral Health was one of the more than 20 partner agencies selected throughout the state of Missouri.

Sharon Freese, COO of TMC Behavioral Health, recognizes the importance of providing these services to our community. “We are used to being on the front lines of providing care to our community,” she said. “But these are incredibly difficult times, especially for those who are most susceptible both mentally and physically, to the risks of this pandemic. The additional support will help us expand our reach to those in the most critical need of our services.”

This initiative is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide crisis counselors to deliver short-term interventions for stress management, resource referrals and assist with the recovery process to citizens feeling the stress and emotional strain caused by COVID-19. Titled: Show Me Hope, the Crisis Counseling Program will begin outreach immediately and will focus on assisting Missourians with building hope and resiliency for the future.