There is nothing more beautiful to me, than this. 6,000+ mental health professionals doing this out of the goodness of their hearts.
This doesn’t up their social media #s. It doesn’t make them $. It doesn’t bring them fame. It likely doesn’t even bring them new clients, as we don’t know the socioeconomic background of those asking for help. These folks are doing it because they are good ppl, wanting to help others in a time of need. Here is a quote from the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo:
“We’ve talked about the emotional stress that this brings on people. And the mental health stress and the mental health challenges. No one is really talking about this. We’re all concerned about the immediate critical need, the life and the death, life and death of the immediate situation. But don’t underestimate the emotional trauma that people are feeling and the emotional health issues.” He continued: “We asked for mental health professionals to voluntarily sign up to provide online mental health services. Six thousand mental health professionals agreed to volunteer to provide mental health services for people who need it. How beautiful is that?”
Kudos not just to those of you who volunteered, but to our society. This is the way we step up and help one another!!!