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As mental health effects of the pandemic linger, a local 211 center still sees high call volumes

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The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
A member of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Child Development Infoline team works with a caller.

We check back in with Clara Reynolds, CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, for another frank conversation about what her center continues to hear from callers.

On this week's Florida Matters, we're talking about mental health in the time of coronavirus with Clara Reynolds, President and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

Illness, isolation and job loss are behind some of the stresses leading Tampa Bay residents to call 2-1-1. And even as the pandemic wanes, Reynolds said there are still long-term emotional and economic issues that lead to calls.

Host Steve Newborn and Reynolds also talk about mental health solutions for the holidays and how to prompt a loved one get help.

You can listen to Steve’s conversation with Reynolds by clicking on the “Listen” button. Or you can listen on the WUSF app under “Programs & Podcasts.”

Steve Newborn is a WUSF reporter and producer at WUSF covering environmental issues and politics in the Tampa Bay area.