Helping our guests with their mental health issues in the time of COVID

At St. Francis House, mental health issues are something that we’ve always dealt with. We see depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders. We also see a significant number of people who have bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic is making matters worse for our guests. And not surprisingly, our staff is there to provide whatever support we can to the people we serve.

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we thought we’d take some time to talk about this important issue in a three-part series:

Mental health: all tangled up with homelessness


 When it comes to mental health, COVID-19 makes matters worse

 Serving our guests, pandemic or not