This pandemic year has been filled with loss and grief and anxiety for all of us. But, perhaps, no group has had more to process than our essential health care workers. While the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic saw daily public displays of appreciation for caregivers, in private, many of them were still suffering. Which is why a national nonprofit called Give an Hour has stepped up to help these hospital heroes.
Give an Hour had already been providing free mental health services to veterans, service members, and their families for 15 years. Seeing a clear need, CEO Randy Phelps decided they had to expand their mission: