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Mental Stress Increases During Crisis

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One issue that is arising from the virus crisis is an expectation that the stress will strain our nation’s mental health infrastructure as more and more people require assistance while more and more facilities and professionals face their own resulting issues.

Mike Switzer interviews Zenethia Brown, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Mid-Carolina.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.