A year-long pandemic has had adverse effects on many people who haven’t become sick from COVID-19.
One area treatment facility, called Tellurian, has been available to help people with addiction and mental health problems.
La Crosse County is a partner in providing Tellurian with assistance. County human services director Jason Witt says collaboration between many segments of the community is important.
“We’ve seen more behavioral health issues, as we see the impacts of isolation, as we see the impacts of substance abuse, and some of the unknown post-COVID impacts for those who have been infected by COVID,” said
Tellurian provides a temporary place for mental health patients and people with addictions to get treatment.
“I think given the resources and the times we’re all dealing with, we’re doing a very good job,” said Tellurian program supervisor Tim Blumentritt. “However, it’s nice to be able to pause at times and look forward and look at what the future of mental health is going to look like.”