Psychologist Shares How Health Care Workers' Mental Health Is Being Affected

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:45pm
Updated: Friday, June 5, 2020 - 9:07am

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Health care workers have been praised throughout the coronavirus pandemic for working on the frontlines, treating patients and risking their own health in the process.

But it’s not easy on them — including when it comes to their mental health. 

Psychologist Melissa Flint with Midwestern University has been treating some of those health care workers: the staff at Glendale nursing home the Glencroft Center for Modern Aging.

Last month, it was one of the long-term care facilities that reported it had seen dozens of cases of COVID-19 — 38 among residents and 31 in employees. Seven residents died there of the disease.

Flint specializes in grief and has heard the stories of the workers at Glencroft. The Show spoke with her more about what they have to say and how she tries to help. 

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