As the pandemic rages on, it's clear that we cannot ignore the mental health repercussions it is having on frontline workers.
This week, tragic news has surfaced that a Florida nurse has been found dead. Keep scrolling to read this heart-wrenching story.
Working on the frontlines of this pandemic doesn't just have physical health repercussions.
In fact, some have spoken out and said that we will soon be facing a PTSD crisis...said Stanford University Professor Debra Kaysen, head of the school’s International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Despite everything, in our hour of need...
And when it comes to medical pandemics?
And more often than not...
We can get so wrapped up in ourselves, that we forget how much we rely on these people...
They themselves put their own health at stake.
Thank you -- To our doctors. To our nurses. To ALL our healthcare workers out there. You’re on the front lin… https://t.co/0CARot6Nzv— Gavin Newsom (@Gavin Newsom)1584631297.0
And of course, this is no different when it comes to the current outbreak.
I wanted to take a minute to send a special thank you to everybody working on the front lines to battle the COVID-1… https://t.co/oXpAiL9I6q— danawhite (@danawhite)1584637661.0
In fact, things have gotten so bad that retired healthcare professionals are being asked to return.BBC.
Being faced with seriously ill people day in day out will hugely take its toll.
Just over a month ago, twenty-three-year-old John Mondello took his life.He worked out of EMS Station 18 in The Bronx, which handles one of the biggest 911 call volumes in the city, according to The New York Post.
After witnessing the virus’ ruthlessly increasing death toll...
John Mondello gave the biggest hugs, warmest smiles and never wanted anything from me but to make me laugh. It shat… https://t.co/9aHkT83kJJ— King Bitch (@King Bitch)1587844959.0
We cannot ignore the impact this pandemic is having on our frontline workers.
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Thirty-two-year-old William Coddington, a nurse at JFK Medical Center in Florida, has reportedly been found dead.William had been grappling with the virus onslaught for weeks and had seen many patients heartbreakingly pass away in the intensive care unit he was working at.
According to Reuters, following a fight on April 25, his mom checked his phone's geolocation and saw he wasn't at the hospital.Which prompted her to drive over to the Deerfield Beach hotel's parking lot.
There, she devastatingly found her son.William had allegedly taken what his family believes to be an overdose. Broward County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death and foul play isn't suspected.
Shortly before he died, he had penned a post about the lack of PPE on Facebook.“In my hospital we are rationing 1 n95 mask for my whole shift," he wrote. “We are running out of gowns. "We are having people make makeshift face shields that end up snapping."
William became nurse back in 2018...
Becoming a nurse in 2018 was a dream come true for William Coddington. But in March, as fatally ill COVID-19 patien… https://t.co/NC1vcImrce— Reuters (@Reuters)1590001201.0
His loved ones paid tribute during a virtual funeral on Wednesday, NBC Miami reports.
This morning I got some heartbreaking news. A good friend and gaymer of mine William Coddington passed away last ni… https://t.co/IdcV4ioW9O— Vipey | Bradley (@Vipey | Bradley)1587832698.0