Chester County to hold phone briefing on mental health resources

CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Chester County officials will host a community phone briefing Monday afternoon at 2:30 to highlight county resources for mental health and wellbeing. 

Chester County Department of Human Services Director Kim Bowman says the phone briefing will highlight Chester County services available to residents, not only for themselves, but also for loved ones they may be concerned about.

"There's sort of all the emotional pieces, anxiety, potentially isolation in there can also be some very real basic needs concerns, both immediate and for the future," she explained. 

"Doing your job while you have children, trying to support their education," Bowman added. "Or whether you lost a job and you’re worried about some of those basic needs. Or whether you’re alone and feeling really isolated."

In many cases, Bowman said just talking can help, adding it's okay to say you're not feeling so hot.

"What you're feeling, what all of us are feeling is normal," she said. "And we need to own that, we need to be able to say, 'Okay, I'm feeling this,' and we need to be look for how do we support ourselves through those feelings and through that anxiety."

Registration is required for the briefing.