Are Any of Us Okay Right Now?

Sometimes you have to take drastic steps to take care of yourself

It’s been an incredibly challenging time for every person on the planet. We’ve been living through a pandemic for the past (nearly) two years, with various waves of disbelief and dismay highlighting each phase of the crisis. Some of you have lost jobs, housing, and some of you have lost loved ones to COVID.

I recently lost a loved one — not to COVID but to addiction. I am deeply concerned about the rising rates of drug and alcohol usage, particularly among our critical care personnel…