The Washington County Campaign provides access to mental health resources

Washington County Executive Joshua Schoeman is concerned about people abusing opioids and increasing mental health issues, especially due to the social isolation of some people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

So he and county officials at the Department of Health and Human Services are doing something about it.

Schoeman recently announced Washington County’s Change the End campaign to help residents find mental health and substance use resources. People in need are asked some basic questions on changetheend.com to find the resources that can best help them.

Schoeman said the county hopes to inform people about the campaign through social media, digital advertising, radio and television ads. He said some people may feel more comfortable getting the resources online than calling someone. There could be more privacy with that, he said.

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