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File #: 21-0044R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - COVID-19 and Mental Health
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/3/2021 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action: 6/8/2021
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Title: Informational Hearing - COVID-19 and Mental Health For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, and members from the Baltimore City healthcare community to appear before the Baltimore City Council to discuss the financial, physical, and social impacts that COVID-19 has had on the mental health of Baltimore City residents and what resources are available to help people cope and recover from this trauma.
Sponsors: Danielle N. McCray, Zeke Cohen, Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Antonio Glover, Kristerfer Burnett, James Torrence, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: COVID-19, Informational Hearing, Mental Health
Attachments: 1. 21-0044R~1st Reader, 2. MOCFS 21-0044R, 3. MOHS 21-0044R, 4. 21-0044R - Informational Hearing - COVID-19 and Mental Health Presentation (BCHD), 5. Informational Hearaing 21-0044R-COVID-19 and Mental Health-MOHS051921, 6. Synopsis 21-0044R, 7. Hearing Agenda 21-0044R, 8. Hearing Minutes 21-0044R, 9. BHSB Presentation 21-0044R, 10. MOCFS Presentation 21-0044R, 11. Voting Record 21-0044R, 12. Hearing Notes 21-0044R, 13. 21-0044R~2nd Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember McCray

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - COVID-19 and Mental Health
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, and members from the Baltimore City healthcare community to appear before the Baltimore City Council to discuss the financial, physical, and social impacts that COVID-19 has had on the mental health of Baltimore City residents and what resources are available to help people cope and recover from this trauma.
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When recognizing the various ways that feelings of isolation and poor mental health can lead to depression as well as a series of adverse physical health, it is increasingly important to acknowledge the ways in which living during a pandemic can negatively affect mental health and trigger depression, higher risks of mortality, and increased levels of inflammation that lead to chronic health conditions. We also must recognize the impact on mental health for survivors of COVID-19 and family members of the over 900 members of our communities who have lost their lives due to the Coronavirus.

Living under COVID-19, residents have not only spent increased amounts of time isolated from those they love, but they have had to deal with the general stresses that come with living during a pandemic. These stresses may be related to worry or fear about oneself or a loved...

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