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Melissa Heatly – Integrating Behavioral Health and the Schools in the Midst of the Pandemic
Episode 812th August 2020 • The Optimistic Advocate • Scott Bryant-Comstock
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Melissa Heatly is a clinical child psychologist. She coordinates the school-based initiatives with pediatric behavioral health and wellness at UR Medicine, which provides comprehensive school-based behavioral health services, consultation, and training to youth and educators across the greater Rochester region. 

In this episode, we explore the efforts of Melissa Heatly, a true community organizer. Melissa works tirelessly together with multitudes of people in the community to make sure that services remain accessible at the level that they were before the pandemic and how they can be improved.  

What You'll Learn

  • The implementation of programs to support youth behavioral health needs during the pandemic.
  • Self-care tips to improve your wellbeing during the pandemic.
  • And much more!

Favorite Quote

“At the end of the day family gets to be the priority. And so if that means I need to say no to something at work, to make sure that we have that balance in our family, then we do that. But it's very difficult. And especially given the urgency in our community right now.” - Melissa Heatly

For More Information: 

University of Rochester Medical Center




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