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RPSV OFFERS AREA BUSINESSES FREE FACILITATED (MENTAL HEALTH) SUPPORT GROUP SESSIONS
Sessions are designed to help staff address their concerns related to returning to work during COVID-19
July 12, 2020, Annandale, VA — Today, 1/3 of Americans are experiencing clinical anxiety or depression due to COVID-19 (https://wapo.st/3c70cXn). The Wall Street Journal reported on July 11, 2020, that, as offices are opening, staff are clashing over masks, cubicle barriers, and Lysol. (https://on.wsj.com/3gUDg0l). As companies develop their potential reopening plans, it is important to gauge the mental state of employees related to the pandemic and returning to the workplace. For example, most working adults are concerned about their personal safety regarding COVID-19, for their children or elderly loved ones while at work during the pandemic, safely traveling to work, and staying safe in a work setting amid the Coronavirus, among other issues. Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) now offers customized virtual support sessions designed specifically for area businesses. The sessions are facilitated by RPSV staff who will help team members work through the concerns they are having individually and as a collective. RPSV’s services are free to the public.
RPSV is an award-winning nonprofit that supports adults with mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness issues across Northern Virginia and specializes in one-on-one and peer group support programs. RPSV operates five drop-in Recovery Centers (in Annandale, Arlington, Merrifield, Reston, and South County Alexandria). Since the pandemic began it has offered 15 telehealth online support groups and Warm Line phone support for those in need of assistance. Since its inception, thousands of Northern Virginians have recovered with the assistance of RPSV team members.
Individuals are invited to join any of RPSV’s existing virtual support groups. RPSV can also work with businesses to customize a program for their team members (we can either join an existing virtual meeting or design sessions to address specific needs). Today, more than ever, taking care of your mental health is equally as important as caring for your body. Anxiety, stress, and depression can manifest itself in a variety of ways. RPSV strives to alleviate some of that burden.
For more information on RPSV’s current programming, please visit rpsva.org. To arrange a customized support group session for you and your team members, please contact Lisa Goodwin at (800) 374-4198 or via email at email@example.com today. Stay safe.
RPSV is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit in Virginia that was founded in 2011. RPSV operates five drop-in Recovery Centers across Northern Virginia (Annandale, Arlington, Merrifield, Reston, and South County Alexandria). Our goal is to help consumer-run mental health and addiction recovery programs overcome organizational challenges, encourage program independence and growth, and to stave off expensive psychiatric hospitalizations for individuals in crisis. RPSV serves ~9,000 adults annually, many of whom utilize our services many times throughout the year. Our oldest participant is 84 and ~35% of those we serve are veterans. Since its inception, RPSV has helped thousands of our neighbors achieve and maintain recovery through specialized one-on-one and peer support groups, among other needed services. Rpsva.org. Facebook (@rpsvirginia) and Twitter (@rpsvacares_NOVA)