COVID and mental health awareness in health care

I wake up in a cold sweat. It’s 4 a.m.

“Are you awake?”

The text goes to one of my colleagues and best friends. I call him brother. He responds as calmly and kindly as he always does.

“Sure, what’s wrong?”

I don’t know where to begin. I feel stuck in a nightmare surrounded by drips filled with jet fuel, antibiotics, and sedatives.  I see the face of my most recent COVID-19 patient, fighting …

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