California health workers facing mental health crisis

California health workers facing mental health crisis

California leads the country in COVID deaths, with nearly 52,000. And as hospitalizations and infections are on the decline, some health workers on the front lines of the COVID crisis are now facing a crisis of Mental Health.

As vaccinations increase and COVID cases plummet, there is reason to be optimistic about the COVID-19 disaster in America, but all is not well.

After being asked how she was doing, ICU nurse Mariana Roman said, “That’s a loaded question. I’m exhausted.”

The fight against COVID has taken its toll on healthcare workers, especially those in intensive care units. New studies show that almost half may have mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD.

Rebecca Sandoval, the ICU clinical nursing director at Los Angeles’ largest hospital, said, “It has been a very long road and we are not at the end. We’re going to have to make sure our staff are …

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