The impact of the loss of human touch': Suicide hotlines see an increase in calls related to coronavirus

Source: Medical Xpress

When Gov. Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for Philadelphia area residents on March 23, Julie Peticca braced herself for a deluge of calls to the Montgomery County suicide prevention hotline. Peticca, the director of crisis intervention at Montgomery County Emergency Service Inc., knew that isolation could exacerbate mental health issues, especially for people with depression and anxiety.

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