Virtual forum on COVID-19 and Mental Health

Janet Larson, PHD, PMHNP, FNP-BC

Riverwood Healthcare Center continues to offer virtual forums with COVID-19 updates regularly to inform the public of local issues and information.

The next forum will be offered via Zoom on Thurs., Jan. 14, 2:30-3:00 p.m. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Janet Larson will provide a short presentation on COVID-19 and Mental Health. She will describe the impact of social isolation and unemployment on mental health and how to use positive emotions and other steps to address anxiety and depression. The program will include a question-and-answer session.

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Riverwood continues to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to its staff according to state and federal guidelines during the first phase of vaccine rollout, which started in late December. No information is yet available for when the vaccine will be available locally to specific age groups, those with vulnerable health conditions and the general public.