SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Covid-19 pandemic is creating concerns about increased demand for mental health services in Sussex County, while the funding sources needed to support those services are under pressure.
That was a major theme discussed by the members of the county’s Mental Health Board (MHB) at its monthly meeting. Representatives from local mental health organizations and county employees present at the September 17 virtual meeting echoed that observation.
“Sussex County is concerned about the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the mental health needs of our residents,” said Cindy Armstrong during a follow-up interview conducted by email. Armstrong is the county’s Mental Health Administrator and the meeting’s organizer.