Frontline workers are facing a mental health crisis

As the coronavirus crisis continues, the stress and trauma of working directly with those who have fallen ill have led to reports of frontline workers dying by suicide—a trend one expert says may only be “the tip of the iceberg.”

Yahoo Life spoke with Dr. Jen Hartstein, Yahoo Life Mental Health Contributor and practicing psychologist, about the unique set of mental health challenges frontline workers, like doctors, nurses, EMTs and others who help keep things running, are facing during the coronavirus outbreak.

“It’s easy to forget when we’re all feeling overwhelmed and anxious that the frontline workers are taking on the bulk of it and feeling equally overwhelmed and experiencing the same trauma—sometimes more—than the rest of us,” says Hartstein.

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2020-05-12T13:18:51-04:00All Posts, Media, Videos|
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