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Brookline Residents Invited To Forum On Mental Health Amid CoViD-19


The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, together with the Brookline Department of Public Health, will discuss the impact of the CoViD-19 pandemic on the mental health of the Brookline community at an evening webinar next week.

The panel, Adult Mental Health in the Time of CoViD: Brookline Responds, will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, beginning at 07:00 p.m. To register in advance, please visit here.

Panelists include two staff members at the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health: Jason Kaufman PhD. LMFT, In-Home Therapy (IHT) Program Manager, Outpatient clinician; and Rachael Hennessey-Crowell, MSW MBA LICSW, Manager, School-Based Services and Adolescent/Child Groups Program.

Joining the panel will be Jon Cohan, CADC, LADC, a practicing addiction therapy and family addiction counselor in Concord.

The panelists will discuss how the pandemic has affected the mental health of adults in the U.S. and in Brookline; how these needs are being addressed in Brookline; as well as a discussion of suggested resources for mental health care.

Cohan, who has over 14 years’ experience in the substance use disorder and mental health fields, joins the panel to talk about what can be done Brookline’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Swannie Jett, will introduce the program.

“We are fortunate to have local experts in mental health and addiction join us for this evening conversation with the Brookline community,” Dr. Jett said.

For further information, please contact Lynne Karsten at lkarsten@brooklinema.gov.