Botetourt County, Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare to hold free, virtual session on mental health amid pandemic


BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The COVID-19 pandemic has taken quite a heavy toll on many people’s mental health, which is why Botetourt County officials and medical experts are hosting an online educational seminar — free of charge — Thursday night to help the community take care of both their physical and emotional well-being.

According to officials, Botetourt County and the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors are sponsoring a free, virtual “Community Education Session” with Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare to discuss how coronavirus concerns — especially the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus — impact stress levels and overall mental health.

In addition, the virtual seminar will reportedly offer tips on how to promote good mental health during these difficult times; how to ward off more serious issues from happening; and, in case you or a loved one start to experience more serious issues, how to handle them.

You can watch the online session live at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 by following this link. You can also submit questions for the presenters to answer during the session, but they must be submitted before the event starts.

For those who cannot watch the seminar live, you can watch a video on the Botetourt County coronavirus website.

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