KSCS: Coping Through the Pandemic
Written by Paul on July 27, 2020
KSCS has had to adapt to a new way of providing services. Rebecca D’Amico is a Team Lead Secondary Prevention who says she’s seen a split on whether in-person versus at-home virtual counselling sessions work:
“It’s kind of easier, I don’t have to leave my house and come to the main building. I can meet with you in the comfort of my own home. Sometimes that works for people, of course, we know that sometimes that’s a barrier because people don’t have private spaces in their homes to do a proper counselling session session. So, it’s kind of case by case, but a lot of people we thought or personally I thought, most people would be like ‘yeah, I can’t wait to be able to meet back in person, I find that much more personal,’ but some of the feedback is like actually: “this kind of works for me.”
Dr David Martel is a Psychologist at KSCS. He joined us on the Morning D today on K1037 where he spoke about how things have changed for the public and how people are coping 4 and a half months into the pandemic:
“I think people were just getting organized and trying to cope with the immediacy of the situation and then for maybe a month or so the amount of requests for help was maybe close to the usual, not much different. But now for at least a month or so or maybe a bit more, we’re seeing an increase so to me that’s a sign that people are, there’s some form of exhaustion.”
KSCS is offering telephone and video conferencing support for community members. You can reach them at: 450-632-6880.