WOW! radio forum to explore mental health during pandemic

Dr. Joshua Jones, Chief Physicians Officer at Olympic Medical Center, offers “What has the Pandemic taught us about Mental Health?,” a free WOW! Working on Wellness radio forum from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, on KSQM 91.5 FM.

Jones will talk about the increase in emergency and urgent health care visits related to anxiety, depression and substance-use that spiked during the pandemic; most importantly, he will share what the stress of the pandemic has taught us about maintaining positive mental health.

Jones joined OMC’s physician division as Chief Physicians Officer in the fall of 2016. He is board-certified general and forensic psychiatrist and a well-established physician in Clallam County. He came to Olympic Medical Physicians after working for six years as medical director at Peninsula Behavioral Health.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic — Sequim’s free clinic, which provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members. Work is supported by more than 70 volunteers including physicians, other professional health care providers an laypersons, as well as private and public donations from the Sequim community and beyond.

The Basic Urgent Care Clinic is open to patients on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. Individuals interested in supporting the clinic may call 360-582-0218.