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The Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Wellness offers free mental health services to families and children.
The provider is now offering virtual classes for families at no cost.
Mental health practitioner Victoria Shelander says mental health needs have skyrocketed: from anxiety to having trouble in social situations, she says more people have come to the center for help.
“The pandemic has just had a huge effect on everyone. Being part of the people for so long has had many effects, especially on growing minds,” Shelander said.
Once a week, the virtual program focuses on different topics such as stress management and daily routines. Shelander says that the program has become a guide for parents who need additional support.
“A lot of parents just feel like they don’t have enough tools and they don’t really know what to do, I mean there’s no manual on parenting.”
Shelander hopes the program will make mental health resources easily accessible to families who don’t always know where to turn for help.
“Parenting is really hard work and a lot of parents love having those little tips that they can use on a daily basis,” Shelander said.
The virtual program is offered once a week on Thursdays. For more information about the program, click here.
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