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Around this time last year, I remember seeing a meme of why 2020 would be such a great year. Independence Day and Halloween fell on a Saturday, while Christmas and New Year’s are on a Friday. Little did we know how different each of these holidays would be. Winter is typically a difficult time of year emotionally, but the disruption COVID brought throughout 2020 heightens individuals’ vulnerabilities to mental health issues.
On behalf of our school communities, Virginia PTA raises awareness of the mental health needs of Virginia’s teachers and families. Throughout December, you can find HCC PTA sharing Virginia PTA’s mental health awareness campaign on social media in partnership with HCA Virginia, Virginia Education Association, and Virginia Association for Colleges of Teacher Education.
If you or a loved one is dealing with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, please seek help and know that you are not alone.
Online Resources for Families and Teachers:
Henrico Area Mental Health Same-Day Access (804-727-8515)
8 AM - 4:30 PM. Let the person answering the phone know you are seeking mental health or substance use services. All walk-in services are currently suspended.