Free teletherapy available for COVID-19 frontliners
SALISBURY, Md. – A national organization called Project Parachute is offering pro bono teletherapy for COVID-19 frontliners.
Dr. Chris Snyder at Peninsula Regional Medical Center says people on the front lines are facing unique challenges especially when it comes to mental health. While the curve seems to be flattening, he says health care providers are still witnessing some very tough situations. They’re also working extremely long hours trying to tackle this unfamiliar illness so it’s more important than ever that they look after their own health.
“We are seeing a lot of people die that shouldn’t have died. And it’s psychologically a problem and we have to understand that because your caregivers have to be mentally healthy to take care of the folks who don’t have that knowledge,” says Dr. Chris Snyder, the Chief Quality Officer at PRMC.
Project Parachute is helping match therapists with health care frontliners for free. To learn more about their services visit Project-Parachute.org.