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Six Months In

The long-term mental health repercussions among frontline health care workers in the NYC COVID pandemic is both predictable and disturbing.

The level of psychic pain among the docs, RNs, and techs I work with is palpable. Everyone seems to express it in different ways – anger, sadness, depression, anxiety, insomnia, nightmares – all classic manifestations of PTSD. Each of us tries to hide it, but all I have to do is bring the subject up privately and it all starts to come out.

Even six months later, it’s still raw.