COVID-19 and Mental Health

Submitted by McGill University
October 26, 2020

My name is Mithula and I am a CPN in Psychiatry. Over the summer, I have been working with patients whose lives were completely altered by the pandemic; to the extent where it took a toll on their mental wellness. Working directly with these patients made me see that this global health crisis was in fact affecting many different people in many ways. Unfortunately, mental health is very often stigmatized or not taken seriously. However, this proves that one way or another everyone is affected by the pandemic, just in different manners. I am eternally grateful to be working amongst such life-enriching people; patients and colleagues alike. Every time I walk into work, I place myself in my patients’ shoes and whether they need me to stand by their side, simply need me to lend a listening ear, or even just need someone to talk about their day. I am here for them. I am a nurse.