Tonight, we tackled a couple effects of the pandemic on some of the state's most vulnerable populations.
First, we heard from Dr. Larry Berkowitz, director and co-founder of the Riverside Trauma Center in Needham, about what he's been seeing with patients and those in need of support.
Then, we took a look at how domestic violence and those experiencing it have become even more isolated because of the coronavirus. Victoria Helberg, director of programs and services for domestic violence prevention agency RESPOND Inc, says the hurdles in place for those trying to get away from abusive partners are amplified now.
Dr. Larry Berkowitz - 2:34
Victoria Helberg - 17:53
If you or someone you know are in distress, here are some resources from Dr. Berkowitz:
+MassSupport: Counseling, Support and Resources related to the Covid-10 Pandemic, www.MassSupport.org, 888-215-4920.
+Mass 211: Information, resources and referrals, Mass211.org or dial 211 in Massachusetts
+Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, 800-273-8255
+The Disaster Distress Helpline: 24/7 , provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, 1-800-985-5990