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

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

Florida Matters checks 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.

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

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 211. 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.”

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.