I’m Bill. I’m currently working in an ER as a medical assistant during the COVID-19 Pandemic. I would like to inform anyone whose interested to know that this pandemic is definitely taking a toll on a lot of people. We’ve not only seen numerous patients who have contracted this virus, but what we have seen is a tremendous spike in patients with mental health issues. Please, do me, my nurses, my doctors, and the rest of the healthcare workers a favor and check on your friends. Talk to them, let them vent, express their feelings, even if there’s an awkward silence (my psych class in nursing school taught me that silence with presence is actually therapeutic) just hit them up. Let’s normalize saying “I love you,” to our friends and let’s get through this together. Unfortunately a lot of people have passed from this virus, and also in ways related to the virus. I love you all, I’m here to listen if you guys need it or if a random person just wants to shoot the shit. Thanks.