Doctors, Nurses Struggle With Mental Health As They Battle Coronavirus | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC


START OF THE PANDEMIC. THESE NUMBERS ARE ONLY GETTING WORSE AS EACH PASSING WEEK GOES BY.>>YOU SAY MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA’S MANTRA IS WE HAVE TO ACT BEFORE STAGE FOUR. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>MENTAL ILLNESSES ARE THE ONLY CHRONIC CONDITIONS THAT AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC POLICY, APPLYING DANGER TO SELF-OR OTHERS AS A STANDARD, WE HAVE WAITED UNTIL STAGE FOUR TO TREAT. THAT’S NOW HOW WE TREAT CANCER, HEART DISEASE OR ANY OTHER CHRONIC CONDITION. THE WAY WE SHOULD STREET IS ACT BEFORE STAGE FOUR. WE SHOULD DO IT THROUGH EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND EARLY INTERVENTION. WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY SADLY IN FRONT OF THE US THIS YEAR TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT FOR THE POPULATION AS A WHOLE.>>>YOU SAY HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE. TELL US ABOUT THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES THEY ARE FACING.>>THEY NOT ONLY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WELL-BEING. THEY’RE ALSO WORRYING ABOUT THE PEOPLE THEY ARE EXPOSING, THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, LOVED ONES AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THEY HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FACT THAT SADLY THEY’RE LOSING SO MANY PEOPLE WHO WERE HEALTHY A WEEK OR TWO EARLIER, WHO ARE NOW NOT HEALTHY. THEY’RE LIVING WITH THAT. FOR THEM THE CHALLENGES ARE SPECIAL. THEY FACE ALL THE CHALLENGES THAT THE REST OF US DO THAT AS FRONTLINE WORKERS THEY AND OTHER SERVICE INDUSTRY PEOPLE AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS ARE ESPECIALLY AFFECTED BY THIS.>>PEOPLE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT’S LIKE HEAR ABOUT ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION, AND THEY SAY, YOU KNOW, HAVE A GLASS OF WATER, CHEER UP, BUT GIVE US THE FACTS. IT IS ESTIMATE ESTIMATED THAT IF UNEMPLOYMENT REACHES THE GREAT DEPRESSION LEVELS, THAT WOULD BE 25%, WE COULD SEE SUE SIDES IN THIS COUNTRY INCREASE BY 18,000, OVERDOSE DEATHS GO UP BY MORE THAN 22,000.>>YEAH, IF YOU LOOK RIGHT NOW WE AVERAGE 45 TO 50,000 DEATHS BY SUICIDE ON ANY GIVEN YEAR, AND SADLY THAT NUMBER HAS NOT GONE DOWN, LARGELY BECAUSE WE WAIT TOO LONG. WE WAIT UNTIL PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE. IN APRIL ALONE AND OUR SCREENING PROGRAM, 7,000 PEOPLE TOLD US THEY WERE BYING ABOUT SUICIDE ON MORE THAN HALF THE DAYS. THE PROBLEM IS WE HAVEN’T EVEN SEEN THE EFFECT OF THE BAD ECONOMY YESTERDAY. THEY’RE WORRYING ABOUT COVID-19, PAST TRAUMA COMING BACK, THE GRIEVING AND THE FINANCIAL ISSUES ARE GOING TO BE COMING ALONG IN THE SUMMER AS THE NUMBERS EVERY DEATHS INCREASE, AND THROUGH THE SUMMER AND THE FALL, AS PEOPLE’S FINANCIAL WORRYING INTENSIFY, AND THEN WE’RE GOING TO SEE A WAVE BUILT ON TOP OF A WAVE OF SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH IMPACTS. ANYBODY WHO THINKING THE DEPRESSION WILL GO AWAY, THE ANXIETY WILL GO AWAY, IT’S MAGICAL THINKING. WE HAVE TO INTERVENE NOW. WE HAVE TO INTERVENE AGGRESSIVELY.>>SO WHAT DO WE DO? WHAT RESOURCE ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE FEELING ANY OR ALL OF THE ABOVE?>>WELL, 100% OF US ARE FEELING WORRIED, AND THE PROBLEM IS THAT FOR MANY OF US, THAT WORRY IS TRANSITIONING TO ANXIETY, TO DEPRESSION, EVEN FOR PEOPLE WE SEEING IN OUR SCREENINGS PROBLEM, PSYCHOSIS FOR SOME PEOPLE. I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF WHAT IS GOING ON. TAKE A MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING. THEY’RE WIDELY AVAILABLE. YOU CAN GET AN IMMEDIATE RESULT, SO YOU CAN TAKE THE GUESSWORK OUT OF WHAT IS GOING ON. IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO ANY EXTENT WITH THE ISOLATION, THE, THE WORRIES, THE ANXIETY, THE DEPRESSION, ANY OF THAT, WE OFFER, AND SO DO MANY OTHERS, RESOURCES FREE OF CHARGE THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WHILE IN THEIR OWN HOMES, TO BE ABLE TO USE ONLINE TO HELP THEMSELVES NOT ONLY FEEL BETTER THEMSELVES, BUT ALSO TO ENGAGE WITH OTHER PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE HELPING OTHERS AND OTHERS ARE HELPING THEM.>>PAUL, THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING TO US. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK YOU DO.>>>FOR YOU AT HOME, IF YOU WOULD LIKE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO AT MENTAL HEALTH, YOU CAN TO AT MENTAL HEALTH, YOU CAN GIVE MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA’S WEBSITE AT MHASCREENING.ORG. I THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME WITH ALL THOSE FAMILIES, BUT KNOW THAT HELP IS AVAILABLE

77 thoughts on “Doctors, Nurses Struggle With Mental Health As They Battle Coronavirus | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

  1. Imagine if you devoted your life to helping others, and for 50 days straight you had to see those people you're caring for die every day, while having to be their stand-in family because visitors aren't allowed.
    I would be a mess. So thank you, brave and beloved healthcare workers. 🙏

  2. Thank you for highlighting this issue. America is known for creativity & optimist. Worry & depression reduce this, which is an avenue out of this pandemic.

  3. The health care workers need to be supported strongly. They are over worked, diligent and doing a great job.

    Please let's do everything to make their lives easier.

  4. Who is dying? Older people 90% of everyone that gets this will recover fine just like the flu or a cold.

  5. Sometimes it seems like a viable solution. I'm former law enforcement and my ptsd is raging.I can totally relate.

  6. Admit it and you risk losing your job, income, insurance, and consequently everything else. You can't be anonymous because of private insurance structure. Mitigation: outreach to everyone, produce helpful engaging content for free instead of asking victims to step forward.

  7. I think we should up the pressure on Trump until he is finally put in a straight jacket. Suicides went up after Trump became president long before the pandemic.

  8. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

    A

  9. Still believe the Media?
    Brennan just got caught with the Declassification! Thank you DNI Director Grenell!
    https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/05/12/fox-news-john-brennan-russia-hillary-clinton/

  10. MSNBChinese nationals in the USA are being secretly arrested and flown to Gitmo , then disappeared.

  11. What MSNBC/CBS/NBC/CNN/ABC are not telling you is, with their trying to keep everyone panicked, it is THEIR actions causing a mental health crisis.

  12. Prayers to our latino brothers and sister in christ. They are also gods children that are passing away in large numbers…

  13. Live on you brave strong people. We may have hard times ahead but the challenges will be worth it.

  14. The problem is that those of us in the Medical Health Industry didn't get a break. And many of us are getting paid less because we have to run a business and have staff to pay and make sure they keep their jobs. We also struggle because we can't do our jobs completely. I have a stack of charts waiting to be scheduled for outpatient surgery and because they are considered "elective", I can't do them. We are fielding calls every day with patients asking about when we can schedule their surgeries. This is not only a vital part of my practice medically, but is also an income stream that has disappeared literally over night. That along with how poorly medical professionals are treated by the general public and how we are paid less and less for the same work every year, it is no wonder the best and brightest don't go into medicine anymore.

  15. GOD BLESS ALL MY AMERICAN NEIGHBORS. YOU'RE NOT ALONE IN THE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS YOU MAYBE EXPERIENCING. REACH OUT, AND TALK W/SOMEONE, IT'S WORTH IT, AND REMEMBER , YOU ARE NOT ALONE, SERIOUSLY. TAKE CARE.

  16. No one knows anxiety or panic attacks unless you yourself suffers from it.I am seeing a lot of New York plates here in my area in Florida that’s causing me anxiety this may trigger another tsunami of COVID cases.

  17. The latest back-and-forth comes as House Democrats eye a vote as early as Friday on a $3 trillion package that includes aid to state and local governments, assistance for essential workers, an extension of unemployment benefits beyond July and another round of direct payments for families.

    "We're taking a look at what we've already done — we've added about $3 trillion to the national debt — and assessing the effectiveness of that before deciding to go forward," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters on Tuesday. "If we reach a decision along with the administration to move to another phase, that'll be the time to interact with the Democrats."

    He said the House bill "is not something designed to deal with reality but designed to deal with aspirations — this is not a time for aspirational legislation."

    The U.S. budget deficit is projected to rise to a record $3.7 trillion in fiscal year 2020, according to the Congressional Budget Office, although the U.S. continues to borrow at record-low interest rates.

    Democrats say Republicans are using the issue now as a pretext to reject additional relief, arguing that they weren't concerned about the debt when passing the $1.9 trillion tax law or other coronavirus aid measures that helped businesses.

    "Well, it's interesting to see what they're saying, becoming now, renewing their fiscal hawk positions that they can barely remember. I have confidence in going big with what we do," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes."

    "When I saw them give a $2 trillion addition to the national debt in order to give 83 percent of the benefits to the top one percent, that was so irresponsible in terms of it did nothing for the economy except heap mountains of debt on our children," she said.

    The budget deficit fell sharply under Barack Obama's presidency amid demands from congressional Republicans. But it rose by hundreds of billions of dollars after the GOP took control in 2017 and passed tax cuts and struck deals to increase spending.

    The clash comes as Democrats' new legislation, which is backed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., includes nearly $1 trillion in aid to state and local governments to cover expenses related to the coronavirus and pay health workers and teachers. McConnell and other Republicans have used the growing debt to pour cold water on that push.

    On the Senate floor Wednesday, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sounded the alarm about the fiscal situation as he railed against "bailing out" states facing budget woes during the pandemic.

    "Our national debt and deficits — already at unsustainable levels — have skyrocketed as Congress has spent almost $3 trillion to address this crisis," Scott said. "At some point, we need to start thinking about the impact this spending will have on our country's financial future and the future of our children and grandchildren."

    The battle is less partisan among governors.

    "As Congress reconvenes, delivering urgent state fiscal relief must be a top priority. Each day that Congress fails to act, states are being forced to make cuts that will devastate the essential services the American people rely on and destroy the economic recovery before it even gets off the ground," Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a joint statement Wednesday. "This is not a red state or blue state crisis. This is a red white and blue pandemic. The coronavirus is apolitical."

    Republicans are digging in their heels less than six months before an election that will shape the U.S. recovery from the coronavirus, and foreshadows political roadblocks that apparent Democratic nominee Joe Biden would have to deal with if he's elected president. The outcome will affect whether the country pursues fiscal restraint or major stimulus efforts to recover from the coronavirus calamity.

    A task force announced Wednesday by Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., includes some figures who have downplayed the deficit in pursuit of national goals: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Stephanie Kelton, an economics and public policy professor at Stony Brook University. The task force features progressives and moderates who will recommend policy to the Biden campaign and Democratic National Committee.

    Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats should ignore GOP debt warnings.

    "It's absolutely a bad faith argument," the New York congresswoman told NBC News in an interview. "They were not concerned about the deficit when they wanted half a trillion dollars that would be leveraged into $4 trillion for Wall Street and their donor buddies. And honestly, you know what? If they are that concerned about the deficit, I'm happy to meet them halfway and roll back the $2 trillion tax cut that they passed just two years ago."

  18. You see in order for the DNC health care system to save lives, they shall require absolute last word Nazi death camp authority. The last word in all Bill Gates Nazi death camp science matters. Because?Because it's science like duh. It's science because pandemic death camp commandant Bill Gates say's it's science. Any DNC pandemic death camp questions? Good, good, I'm glad we have that DNC Nazi pandemic death camp last word settled.

  19. Sounds like we should all expect corona viruses every year just like we expect flu. Thank goodness they both statistically have the same low fatality rate, affecting mostly the elderly and the sick. Maybe we can just quarantine the elderly and the sick next time and keep the healthy free and working.

  20. Medical students and physicians have had higher suicide rates than other professions and people their age for YEARS. Where have y'all been?

  21. Let me translate for y'all. "We need to separate the crazies and place them in special death camps, OOPS, I meant Hospitals." "Plus we need human guinea pigs for Covid vaccines and medications."

  22. I imagine a lot of those folks are going to end up with the thousand yard stare… but, God, what bravery!

  23. Lol duh because the hospitals are treating non covid patients as covid patients giving them the wrong treatment which kills the patient lol plus the hospitals get paid 9000 per death from insurance well if they died with a ventilator they get 13000 so take a guess whata happening

  24. "I am President and msnbc, msdnc, cnn, cbs, yahoo.. you are FAKE NEWS. Are you going to apologize to Americans? " President Trump…. FAKE NEWS IS ALWAYS FAKE NEWS

  25. Panic! Fear! You can not leave home until you have vaccine, have tracking app on your phone and you are cleared daily by contact tracing agency. Stay afraid for your own good. We need more control by those that know what is good for us!

  26. so sad to have zero mental health coverage in the insurance plan i got when i moved here to central florida.

  27. If you're struggling with depression and are feeling helpless know that you are not alone, there are many others that feel as lost and lonely as you do. Please don't let this bad year ruin the rest of your life, we will get through this together and if you need help then reach out to professionals.

  28. This is real. I attempted suicide twice before this pandemic. I’m in a better mind space even in these dark times. I workout as much as I can (at home) it does wonders for my mental health. Marijuana can also help. If you don’t smoke that’s fine but it really can help. My anxiety is bad giving these times but I’m not suicidal at all. I’m just dealing with it everyday and praying to god that everything will be alright. I’m an introvert so being locked in isn’t unusual for me. To people who actually use to go out and hang with ppl, take this time to work on yourself.

  29. The PTSD in the medical workers is going to be equal to that of the combat troops,and the percentage of suicides too.

  30. When you are part of a system that cares only about profit, it's hard for those who are denied healthcare to have any sympathy for the system that they are a part of.

    Doctors support for profit because they enjoy lining their pockets with the wealth from death and Illness.

  31. Let us let the Lord Jesus build our foundation so that we may stand firm in our faith.🙏

    1 Corinthians 3:7-23
    7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
    8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
    9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are of God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
    10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
    12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
    13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
    14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
    15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
    16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
    17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is Holy, which temple ye are.
    18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
    19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
    20 And again, the Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
    21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours.
    22 whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours
    23 And ye are Christ’s: and Christ is God’s.

  32. Soon enough, the trump collective will receive the message to swarm this site with shrieks of HOAX!!!!

  33. BREAKING NEWS : The OBUMMER Administration Crooked List is out on the Flynn case and it doesn't LOOK GOOD!
    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!

  34. That's rich. You interview an administrator for opinion instead of interviewing the doctors and nurses. What's with that? Trying to control the narrative?

  35. @t
    Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses.
    This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu.

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