FSSA working hard to provide telehealth services for mental health

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Statewide—During the Governor’s daily press conference on Friday, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced it has been working closely to provide maximum flexibility, including using telehealth, to treatment providers to ensure that crucial services for people that suffer from Serious Mental Illness, and children who suffer from Severe Emotional Disturbances can continue.

Hoosiers can call 211, or contact your insurance company, to find access to teletherapy, and talk to your doctor about whether medication might be right for you during this time.

Additional mental health guidance can be found here: https://coronavirus.in.gov/files/IN_COVID-19_MentalHealth_03.31.20.pdf

FSSA also announced more than 152,000 Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits when April distributions begin this Sunday.

The additional funds are intended to help Hoosiers obtain food and support for their families while Indiana responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more: https://www.in.gov/fssa/files/SNAP_additional_funds_4-3_FINAL.pdf