I had a patient who was very sad and upset about possibly contracting COVID-19. He explained that he had a gun at home and was thinking of killing himself. I was shocked and scared for him, but I told him to have faith and peace. I referred him to Social Services. A few days later he came back and brought me a flower and a card. He told me that nobody had ever talked to him so beautifully, and it gave him hope to live. I think one of the best things we can do right now is give people hope.
Enas El-Mobdy, lab technician, UFCW Local 21 (Washington)