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What are the most important unmet mental health needs the City of Berkeley should consider when making funding decisions for the next three years?

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What are the most pressing unmet mental health needs in the City of Berkeley?

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What are your ideas on the best ways to address these needs?

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Is there anything else you would like to share regarding mental health services and needs in the City of Berkeley?

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May 5, 2020, 4:31 PM
  • What are the most pressing unmet mental health needs in the City of Berkeley?

    Elderly. Was just thinking about all the times I've seen especially elderly women slow-walking through groceries stores to pass the time. It's their escape from social isolation.

  • What are your ideas on the best ways to address these needs?

    Not a lot of choices, but how about some Zoom-esque events that include the elderly but are not an elderly ghetto. Maybe it's an outreach component, bring the elderly into Zoom-esque events by non-profits, schools, art groups, etc. Love Berkeley Pathwanderers. How about a live, moving Zoom-esque Pathwanderers event for the whole community, with special outreach to the elderly? Ditto a docent tour of UC-B botanical gardens. Teach them how to use conferencing/social media and then target them as participants. Their tendency for isolation is compound by their need to isolate.

  • Is there anything else you would like to share regarding mental health services and needs in the City of Berkeley?

    Besides the elderly, there are paycheck-to-paycheck folks who are benefiting from the GREAT policies our WONDERFUL public officials are putting in place that represent out ENLIGHTENED community. But they still faces loads of anxiety. We're back to Zoom-esque events. Let's do it Berkeley-style, some music, some comedy, some art, some natural beauty, some New Agey stuff, some live talk. If we draw together, things get better.

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