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The Impact of Coronavirus on Mental Health
and Substance Use, October 8, 2020 

Moderators: Keren Gonen, Nicole Willner, Geoffrey Green


Marilina Rufino, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Discussion: The impact of coronavirus on children and families. 

Robert Cubby, NAMI Sussex Board of Trustees, Facilitator PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress) Connection Support Group

Discussion: The importance of trying to maintain a support group during this very difficult time, and the challenges they are facing to keep the group going. Impact of inability to do Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) until classes can be held in person.


Laura Guancionel, Co-Chair of Sussex County LACADA.She is a substance-use treatment counselor and has experience with mental health services.​

Discussion:  Impact of coronavirus on substance use; any stats available on increase since COVID?

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