Local experts join CBS 58 to answer questions as Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
On Thursday, May 28, two local experts joined CBS 58 to talk about mental health and how to help people who you may think are struggling.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor and Chair of Psychology W. Hobart Davies and Academy for Eating Disorders Founding Fellow Stacey Nye also answered viewer questions. They also talked about the stress many are feeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
#MentalHealthMonth This AM the @CBS58 Morning News at 7 on @WMLWTheM dedicated a full hour to talk about #mentalhealth with 2 experts from @UWM/@UWMPsychology. This thread is a series of videos from that discussion on several different topics. @PauleenLe@meghanreistad (1/10) pic.twitter.com/485GuQ3nfn— Mike Curkov (@MikeCurkov) May 28, 2020
"It's terribly overwhelming and overwhelming for everybody," Nye said. "Gotten past the initial anxiety of having to all quarantine and work at home and now as a lot of people are transitioning back to workplace, I think there’s a lot of new anxiety about what that will look like and are people safe and things like that."
The UW-Milwaukee Psychology Clinic has several resources for people including low-cost options for therapy.
"A lot of times people are not closely aware of what the implications of mental health are and they may not be aware of how many treatments we have available and how capable we are of helping people when they have that stress," Davies said.
CBS 58 also spoke with a Milwaukee Fire Department lieutenant about mental health among first responders.
The following websites are also available for first responders or anyone looking for help:
- IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
- Rogers Behavioral Health
You can watch the entire Q&A session with Davies and Nye below: