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Mental Health Treatment Amid the Coronavirus

Rob Gent
March 25, 2020

News of the recent coronavirus, or COVID-19, has brought with it feelings of anxiety, panic and stress, impacting the emotional, mental and physical health of many families across the United States.

As a family of providers of mental health, we understand these feelings are normal in times of uncertainty, but it is important not to let those feelings heighten or further impact your health.

If you are a caregiver or parent to a child or loved one who is currently undergoing mental health treatment, you can rest assured that our residential and wilderness programs are uniquely qualified to care for them during this time.

Providing Mental Health Treatment Amid the Coronavirus

Being in mental health treatment is one of the safest places to be amid the coronavirus, as our programs already specialize in the social distancing recommended to slow COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Our programs have both the experience and resources necessary to provide safety for your family, which includes:

How We Build on Treatment

This time of uncertainty and uneasiness can lead to more emotional and mental struggles. We know that your children and families will need the invaluable resources of our therapeutic structure now more than ever and will continue to build on treatment.

How We Have Minimal Interruption

Our programs are built to function as private communities, which allows a program to be significantly less interrupted by the recent closures and CDC recommendations to engage in social distancing.

How We Influence Exposure

We have a direct influence on what your child does, where they go and who they interact with, and can be more intentional of these interactions while they are in treatment.

How We Influence Healing

We’ll continue to support your child in maintaining their own personal development and growth.

How We Offer Social Support Systems

We’ll continue to provide activities, learning experiences and structure without the exposure to outside contaminants, because this is what we are already experts in doing.

How We Provide Access to Health Care Professionals

In many cases, children and families in our programs may have more direct access to our doctors and nurses that can help provide care there.

How We Provide a Clean Environment

Our programs all have updated policies and procedures for maintaining both cleanliness and infection control.

Remember, if you or a loved one have additional questions or need extra care during this time, we’re here to help. Please contact us at [email protected] or (855) 720-7920.

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Rob Gent

Rob Gent, MA, LPC, is the Chief Clinical Officer at Embark Behavioral Health in Tempe, Arizona. His primary focus is leading the organization in clinical development and in the growth of numerous programs, as a co-founder of Calo Programs and the developer of the proprietary CASA treatment model. He enjoys sharing his knowledge at Embark and at conferences and trainings across the U.S. In his spare time, Gent likes to spend time outdoors with his wife and two sons.