COVID-19

With COVID-19 numbers dwindling, Michigan’s healthcare workers are left dealing with trauma

The people on the front-lines of the battle against the coronavirus are still suffering from its psychological aftermath.

Michigan’s doctors and nurses have been at the front of the fight against COVID-19 for months now. But as the virus’s numbers decline, many healthcare workers have to contend with the aftereffects of that battle, according to an article in Bridge Magazine.

Some have flashbacks. Others suffer from insomnia. Still others have physical symptoms such as headaches and muscle tension.

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Mental health workers are scrambling to deal with a wave of new patients from the medical field.

“This whole thing has just created an explosion of need,” said Erin Barbossa, a therapist and one of the founders of MI Frontline Support, an online directory of about mental health professionals offering support to healthcare workers.

You can read the full story here.

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