Infectious Diseases

Are you a recent medical school graduate, resident, physician, nurse, physician assistant, respiratory therapist, or other healthcare provider that has found yourself thrust into caring for COVID-19 patients? How has this experience impacted your mental health? How is it impacting the people around you? Jessica Gold, MD MS (@drjessigold) is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a freelance writer and her writings have been featured in SELF, the New York Times, and TIME, among others. Join Dr. Gold for a discussion on coping during the pandemic, including the therapeutic benefits and risks of sharing your experiences on online platforms, and the most effective ways to hear and respond to the experiences of others. Have a question or thought that you’d like to share with Dr. Gold? Please leave one in the comments below. She’ll be responding on May 21, 2020. If you are facing an immediate mental health crisis, please access 24/7 support by texting FRONTLINE to: 🇺🇸: text 741741 🇨🇦: text 686868 🇬🇧: text 85258