COVID-19 has brought changes—and degrees of stress—to us all, as we endeavor to meet obligations, adjust to new pressures in our home and personal lives, and be vigilant in protecting our health and that of our friends and loved ones. These tensions can be particularly acute for people like healthcare workers, who not only are seeing the impact the virus can have every time they go to work, but also are putting themselves at a higher risk for infection.
In order to help healthcare workers and others across Michigan who are still reporting to work in public spaces during the pandemic, Sara Stein—a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in social work and clinical psychology—has helped to create mifrontlinesupport.com. This online directory provides access to available mental health resources for Michiganders working on the COVID-19 frontline.
“What is being asked of the frontline workers is really incredibly overwhelming,” says Stein. “We want to help reduce barriers for them to get mental health services with an up-to-date list of available providers that we are monitoring every single day.”
Read the full article at Discover Rackham.