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COVID-19: Behavioral and Mental Health Needs

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 12:00 AM ET



Patients and communities essential hospitals serve are experiencing greater behavioral and mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis. Association staff shared how COVID-19 affects behavioral and mental health outcomes and how members are adapting existing support structures for serving vulnerable populations during the pandemic. Sharon Freese, MSW, BSN, RN, shared how association member Truman Medical Centers, in Kansas City, Mo., is meeting existing and emerging behavioral health needs in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.


Sharon Freese, MSW, BSN, RN
Chief Operating Officer, Behavioral Health
Truman Medical Centers

Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH
Manager of Sponsored Programs
America’s Essential Hospitals

Jennifer Stephens, MPH
Prinicipal Researcher
America’s Essential Hospitals

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