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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services News

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on more than physical health, the economy and first responders. It is also driving a rise in mental and behavioral health issues. Robin Mathews, with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, talked about coping with COVID-19 at the Oct. 8 virtual Payson Inter-Agency meeting. She said because of COVID-19 many are experiencing very high levels of anxiety. Substance abuse, self-harm and suicide rates are all up.

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