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Southern Hills Hospital begins offering mental health support for COVID-19 workers

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:08:23-04

Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center is now offering support for colleagues dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The therapy called, “Caring for the Caregivers, is being run by the hospital’s behavioral health unit, the Pavilion.

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Clinical psychologist, Dr. David Gennis will also be leading the efforts. He says they decided to do this after seeing the need.

The therapy is to support front line workers dealing with the trauma and stress of caring for an influx of COVID-19 patients.

To accommodate any person who needs help, there are different options available from group therapy to individual support. The team also set up multiple ‘time out comfort rooms' throughout the hospital, so colleagues can take a minute to relax in a peaceful environment.

The group support is run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday twice a day. The hospital also offers confidential counseling 24/7 via phone.