Warwick, R.I. (October 1, 2020) – Thrive Behavioral Health's President and CEO, Dan Kubas-Meyer, was recently interviewed on two local radio talk shows about Thrive's programs and services and the success of telemedicine in treatments for mental health during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
On September 14, 2020, John J. Tassoni, Jr. interviewed Dan during the talk show Recovery Radio which airs Mondays at 3:00pm on 790AM. During the fifty-two minute interview, Dan discusses the back-to-school reopening of Thrive's Eleanor Briggs School and its utilization of both distance learning and in-person teaching for its special education program geared to children in K-12 with challenging behavioral and emotional needs. Dan also shares the success of Thrive's Housing First program for the homeless in Rhode Island. Furthermore, he explains two new initiatives funded by a Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinic (CCBHC) grant for which Thrive Behavioral Health will be partnering with CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Tides Family Services.
Listen to the Recovery Radio interview by selecting the 9-14-20 audio link located on this page.
On September 23, 2020, Dan was also interviewed by Wendy Pires of Community Care Alliance during her Community Connections talk show which airs Wednesdays on WOON 1240AM/99.5FM. Dan, along with Ben Lessing, CEO of Community Care Alliance, discuss the use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep clients and staff safe and the benefits of continuing to use this type of service for behavioral healthcare moving forward.
Listen to the Community Connections interview on this page.
Thrive Behavioral Health offers counseling, case management, psychiatric services, medication management, community support services, housing services, crisis response services, and educational programs. Thrive’s services are available to individuals and their families including children, adolescents, adults, and seniors who are living with mental illness, substance use, and/or homelessness. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, phone or video telehealth appointments are available by calling 401.732.5656. Individuals facing a behavioral healthcare crisis can receive immediate help by accessing Thrive’s Emergency Services line at 401.738.4300 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.