Coping Through COVID: A day in the life of a mental health specialist during the coronavirus pandemic

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — In April, six staff members at FrontLine Service tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, many of FrontLine’s workers made the sudden transition from holding face-to-face behavioral health appointments from the office to telehealth appointments out of their homes.

Hundreds of behavioral health workers in Cuyahoga County and beyond continue to deal with the stress and other challenges of seeing patients remotely during a pandemic that’s limited their access to people in need, and in some cases, creating a unique host of mental-health challenges.

“This work, some positions could be done more seamlessly in a remote setting,”

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