Health care workers face mental health crisis amid ongoing pandemic

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This latest coronavirus wave is putting pressure on an already drained health care system. It’s also causing an unprecedented mental health crisis for medical workers. President and co-founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation Corey Feist talks with CBSN’s Lana Zak about what’s being done to help health care workers.

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  1. The easiest way to address the mental health care problem with healthcare workers at the moment is stopped telling them that Up Is Down and Down is up. You've been gaslighting them for the last year-and-a-half telling them how important they are but we don't feel like wearing masks so they're just going to have to deal with the next wave of covid-19. Of course they're losing their mind they don't want you all to die.

    Their systems are overwhelmed

    In California just told them they're so important that even if they're actively sick with covid-19 they should still come to work and try not to infect their coworkers and try to keep covid-19 patients from dying. Stop patting yourself on the back for failure and start speaking the cold hard truth which is hundreds of thousands of new cases a day are going to result in thousands more deaths in the coming weeks. Have we not learned anything from the previous waves of covid-19 of them how to better treat people who are dying of it? We dropped are mask mandates in May and declared an end to the pandemic in some states who decided to end any restrictions, and never reimposed them when the CDC decided that their advice to no longer wear a mask if you're fully vaccinated was ill-advised and caused a massive wave of covid-19

  2. Perhaps having more "mental health resources" like counseling services available to healthcare workers may actually be less important than simply not working them 60 hours a week, taking care of more patients than they are physically capable of? Employers should take some responsibility here. It's not a problem that can be fixed by throwing more money at it. It's not about doing MORE of some new thing. It's about doing LESS of the thing that is stretching your employees so thin in the first place.

  3. I wish us regular people could help but there’s no reality where I can help them being understaffed because I can’t just get a job there to help or get enough proper education for it. It’s unfortunate

  4. It's been over 500 years of colonization and their foreign virus genocides and scientific experiments against our people and We need some special protections and our own Black Americans Aboriginal cultural schools especially since we are the only ones who had anti culture and anti literacy laws passed against us so it's a debt owed before they completely wipe us out

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