In light of the riots going on in the United States in varies cities, has caused me to be glued to the television. I have cried every day and it hurts me to see this uprising. I understand and have experienced the hurt and pain felt by the masses of the unfair treatment of my community.
I have not felt the need to join the protest but feel I need to do something. As the mother of two Black male sons, I am keenly aware of the conversations we have had to have regarding racism in this country.
What remains to be seen, is the results of COVID-19. I have friends working in hospitals taking care of COVIO-19 patients. They are afraid that they may take the virus home to their family.
They also have concerns related to their work environment, infection control issues, and patient assignment. I have tried to be a buffer for them, and listen. The overall stress and anxiety can be mentally exhausting. These stressors can affect your psyche and you have to unplug for your own sanity and well-being. You may be experiencing the same, take care of yourself, stay well and unplug! It’s essential.
Just keeping your informed.