CORONAVIRUS: A Mental Health Roundtable

Watch the second of these live roundtable discussions Monday night at 7:30pm

Dr. Jay Fawver will host the second CORONAVIRUS: A Mental Health Roundtable, a special edition of Matters of the Mind Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm on PBS Fort Wayne.

Dr. Fawver, along with other regional mental health experts — Dr. Siquilla Liebetrau, a licensed clinical psychologist at the Bowen Center in Warsaw and Dr. Matthew L. Runyan a psychiatrist in Fort Wayne, affiliated with Parkview Regional Medical Center — will continue the discussion about how the COVID-19 Pandemic can affect mental health.  New suggestions, coping strategies and resources viewers may access while social distancing or staying at home were brought in as part of this discussion. This program will also be available to stream after it airs.

Also, please note: PBS Fort Wayne continues its live local coronavirus community forums each Friday evening from 7:00-8:00pm, featuring Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan, along with health and civic leaders from across the region.  The programs include a phone bank comprised of health care professionals to assist viewers with questions.

CORONAVIRUS: A Live Community Forum-Friday, April 3, 2020

The Third LIVE program aired Friday, April 3 at 7:00pm.

Don’t miss encore airings on PBS Fort Wayne Explore Saturday, April 4 at 6:30pm and Sunday, April 5 at 8:00pm.

Click or tap on this link or the image at left to stream the episode.

The conversation and call-ins continued with Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deb McMahan, Dr. Jay Fawver, host of Matters Of The Mind, plus other local medical and community leaders during this one-hour live program.

The show will again featured a phone bank comprised of health care professionals to assist viewers with questions they had when they called in during the live broadcast.

In-studio guests scheduled for this live program were:

Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County Health Commissioner

Dr. Jeffrey Boord, Parkview Health

Katie Hougham, Vice President, Population Health & Advanced Care Planning, Aging & In-Home Services

Tammy Toscos and Jessica Pater (Parkview Health – Community Needs Study)

Dr. Jay Fawver (psychiatrist – mental health expert, host of Matters of the Mind on PBS Fort Wayne)

Dr. Trent Towne (Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice (infectious disease), Manchester University)

Matthew Purkey (CEO, United Way of Allen County)

This program will repeat, as recorded, on PBS Fort Wayne Explore Saturday, April 4 at 6:30pm and again on Explore on Sunday, April 5 at 8:00pm.

CORONAVIRUS: A Mental Health Roundtable

Aired Monday, March 30 at 7:30pm; click on or tap on the image at right to stream

Dr. Jay Fawver hosted CORONAVIRUS: A Mental Health Roundtable, a special edition of Matters of the Mind Monday, March 30 at 7:30pm on PBS Fort Wayne.

Dr. Fawver, along with other regional mental health experts — Dr. Siquilla Liebetrau, a licensed clinical psychologist at the Bowen Center in Warsaw and Dr. Matthew L. Runyan a psychiatrist in Fort Wayne, affiliated with Parkview Regional Medical Center — discussed how the COVID-19 Pandemic may affect mental health.  Suggestions, coping strategies and resources viewers may access while social distancing or staying at home were brought in as part of this discussion.

A Quick Contact Guide for Coronavirus Information

Please Note: if you are concerned about a friend or family member’s well-being and/or mental status based on conversations you’ve had with them, encounters you have experienced, or what they posted on their social media accounts, dial 911 in an emergency and contact the social media outlets directly.

Local and Regional Coronavirus resources

Allen County Department of Health

Hotline: (260) 449-4499, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Website: https://www.allencountyhealth.com/get-informed/covid-19/

Indiana Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline

Hotline: 1-877-826-0011 (open 24/7)

Website: https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/

Mental Health Resources

Park Center – Fort Wayne, IN

Crisis Hotline: 800-552-0985

Website: http://www.parkcenter.org/

Northeastern Center, Inc. – Kendallville IN

Crisis: 800-790-0118

Website: http://www.necmh.org/

Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc. – Warsaw, IN

Phone: 574-267-7169

Website: http://www.bowencenter.org/

Resources from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)- A List curated by NAMI of Fort Wayne:

https://www.namifortwayne.org/local-resources

State and National Resources

Indiana

Indiana Department of Health:

Hotline: 1-877-826-0011 (open 24/7)

Website: https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/

Ohio

Ohio Department of Health

Hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

Website: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

National

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

Hotline: 1-800-232-4636

Website: https://www.coronavirus.gov/

Mental Health Resources

From the National Institute of Mental Health:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.

Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can call 1-800-799-4889.

Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

The disaster distress helpline provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. The helpline is free, multilingual, confidential, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Hotline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Governor Holcomb Extends Stay At Home Order through April 20

Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address on Monday, March 23, 2020 that ordered all Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order was in effect from March 25 to April 7; it has been extended as of Friday, April 3, to April 20, 2020.

To see a complete list of FAQs regarding the Stay At Home order, click here.

To see the actual executive order of the extension, click here.

Here are the details:

All state government offices will be closed to in-person public activity until at least April 7. This includes the Government Center complex in Indianapolis and other offices throughout the state, including Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches. State employees will work remotely whenever possible and continue to provide core functions online and by phone. All public safety functions will continue.

In conjunction with the closures, Gov. Holcomb ordered an automatic extension of all state-issued licenses and will advise law enforcement to refrain from issuing citations for a driver’s license or registration that expires during this emergency.

The state, in conjunction with the city and all hospital systems in Marion County, has activated a comprehensive emergency operations center to maximize hospital capacity and provide joint coordination. The center is charged with tracking the inventory of all hospital beds, supplies and personnel as the number of COVID-19 patients grows.

In all, this extension affects the following executive orders:

  • EO 20-08. Stay at Home. Provides for essential and non-essential business and operations, infrastructure, government services, travel, and activities outside of one’s home. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions regarding the stay-at-home order.
  • EO 20-09. Continuity of State Operations. Provides for the continuing operation of state government from 5 p.m. today through 8 a.m. April 20 with restricted access to government buildings and services.
  • EO 20-10. Enforcement Directive Regarding Prohibition of In-Person Dining.
    • Directs that state and local boards of health and the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) take all available administrative and enforcement actions against establishments that continue to offer in-house dining services, in violation of the governor’s executive order of March 16.
      • Health departments will deliver letters ordering restaurants that continue to provide in-person dining to cease such operations. If they do not comply, fines will be levied.
      • For restaurants with alcohol permits that continue to offer in-person dining, the ATC will issue an order in writing for the establishment to cease such operations. If the activity continues, the ATC will suspend the entity’s liquor license and will consider the non-compliance at the time of permit renewal.
  • EO 20-11. Provisions for carryout consumption of alcohol.
    • Relaxes the sale of carryout alcoholic beverages for dining establishments. This includes establishments that allow for on-premises consumption only and those that are permitted carryout permits dependent on a percentage of on-premises sales.

To see the actual document extending the Stay At Home order, click here.

Link to the Stay-At-Home Order FAQ may be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm

More information may be found at the ISDH website at in.gov/coronavirus/ and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Links to all executive orders may be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm

Resources and more for you…

As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic continues to rise, PBS Fort Wayne presents a collection of programs and resources with timely and relevant information on the spread of the virus.

CORONAVIRUS: A LIVE COMMUNITY FORUM, Friday, which aired March 20 at 7:00pm on PBS Fort Wayne, was produced live in our studio and features conversations with Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deb McMahan, local medical and community leaders. Local viewers also had the opportunity to call in questions to a phone bank of health care professionals.

CONFRONTING CORONAVIRUS: A PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL aired Thursday, March 19 at  8:00pm, featured interviews with officials and a virtual town hall with curated questions from across the nation.

CORONAVIRUS: A Live Community Forum-Friday, March 27, 2020

The Second LIVE program aired Friday, March 27 at 7:00pm. Click this link, or the image at left, to stream.

The conversation and call-ins continued with Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deb McMahan, local medical and community leaders during this one-hour call in program. The show again featured a phone bank comprised of health care professionals to assist with viewer questions for viewers as they called in during the live broadcast.

Scheduled guests included:

Deb McMahan, MD (Allen County Health Commissioner)

Vishal Bhatia, MD, MBA (Chief Medical Officer, Lutheran Health Network)

Patti Hays (CEO of AWS Foundation and Allen County Health Department Board Member)

Meg Distler (Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation)

John Urbahns (President/CEO, Greater Fort Wayne)

Chris Himsel (Superintendent, Northwest Allen County Schools)

Jay Fawver (psychiatrist, host of Matters of the Mind on PBS Fort Wayne)

CORONAVIRUS: A Live Community Forum-March 20, 2020

(Click the image at right to stream this program!)
Members of Allen County’s Coronavirus Task Force and other civic leaders gathered in the PBS Fort Wayne studio to participate in a special live one-hour call in program. The show featured a phone bank comprised of health care professionals to assist with viewer questions. Scheduled guests included Dr. Deb McMahan (Allen County Health Department) plus other local experts from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to offer you a locally focused perspective on the pandemic.

CONFRONTING CORONAVIRUS: A PBS NewsHour Special

(Premiered Thursday, March 19, 8:00pm)
This special, from PBS NewsHour, focused on health precautions for individuals and the public at large, as well as the pandemic’s economic impact in both the United States and globally. Anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, it includes interviews with officials, reporting from NEWSHOUR’s bench of special correspondents throughout the world and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America, moderated by NEWSHOUR correspondents Amna Nawaz and William Brangham.

Click the link above, or the image at left to stream this special.

More Resources…

Local Resources: Links to local resources with Coronavirus information
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FAQs: What Does the Governor’s Stay At Home Order mean?

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VIDEO: What Flattening The Curve Means

VIDEO: NOVA-How serious is the Coronavirus?

From PBS Parents: How To Talk To Your Kids About the Coronavirus
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From PBS: A Curated Directory of What You Should Know
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School closed? The PBS Kids Daily Newsletter connects you to new resources and more.
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VIDEO: PBS Digital Studios: Can Soap Really Kill the Coronavirus?

PBS Digital Studios: How do Hand Santizers Work?

Tips on How To Shelter in Place: NASA Astronauts

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