In their book on post Covid PTSD, Goulston and Hendel wrote that COVID-19 was the earthquake, and widespread cases of PTSD among healthcare workers will be the aftershocks.
I started my first hospital job in 1973, and every year since then I’ve seen headlines about “the healthcare crisis.” What I’ve been seeing over the past several months is the first time I have felt, at a deep visceral level, that the term is warranted.
The Covid earthquake will create massive aftershocks of personal grief, emotional trauma, anger and despair, financial and career dislocation. It already is.
That is why we are pivoting The Pickle Challenge for Charity to raise awareness and money to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our caregivers. Our goal is to do for this crisis what the Ice Bucket Challenge did for ALS treatment and research.
Please give me a hand getting this launched by taking 2 minutes to complete this 6-Question Survey. I will share results when they are compiled – and you will help us focus The Challenge on the most important needs. Thank you!!!
How Are You and Your Colleagues Holding Up? Please complete this 2-minute survey
We are in the process of pivoting The Pickle Challenge for Charity to raise money (hopefully a lot of money) and awareness to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the world’s caregivers who have borne the brunt of this pandemic, now in its fourth surge. You can help us direct that funding by taking 2 minutes and responding to this survey:
How Are You Holding Up Survey