Broomfield area providers remind people mental health care key — and available — during coronavirus pandemic


While physical well-being is top of mind for nearly everyone during the novel coronavirus pandemic, care providers are reminding people that mental health is important, too.

“Everyone is a little stressed out, everyone is facing some sort of mental health stress,” said Kristina Shaw, marketing director and public information officer with nonprofit Mental Health Partners. “Now more than ever, people need to take that into consideration and know they can’t always ‘plow through’ it. (Mental health) is just as important as primary health right now.”

Mental health professionals joined Thursday’s Broomfield COVID-19 town hall — held via teleconference — and are offering online resources for all who are experiencing stress in times of coronavirus.

“There are so many different kinds of businesses that are closed right now, but behavioral health providers are considered essential and are exempt for the stay-at-home order,” said Lindy Lewis, manager of grants, public relations and marketing for Community Reach Center. “We’re still providing services, but we’re doing it a little differently.”