Everyone working in health settings during the pandemic could use support. We offer that support, 24/7, on a free, confidential, nonjudgmental phone line, staffed by volunteers who understand healthcare workers’ challenges, at 510-420-3222.
As of September 2020, about 1000 health care workers in the US have contracted the Covid19 virus while caring for patients and lost their own lives as a result. Some workers, exhausted and discouraged, have taken their own lives. Untold numbers of healthcare workers have been affected by the demands of working while managing distress caused by the loss of colleagues and patients.
Since May, we have been providing brief over-the-phone emotional support, assistance, and suggestions for additional resources to people working in many different jobs and settings across the healthcare field who are caring for those affected by Covid 19. We thought our work would be winding down by now, but we see that the pandemic will be with us for some time to come. And sometimes the hardest moments come in the months after the worst is over.
You can help us continue and expand our work by donating to increase our outreach efforts. Our hope is to be able to have a more intentional presence on social media and online and your donation can help us reach thousands of healthcare workers who might otherwise not know about this resource.
Our support line is jointly sponsored by Crisis Support Services of Alameda County and the Alameda County Psychological Association, and serves workers throughout California.