Mark Grace, Chief of Mission and Ministry for Baylor Scott and White Health spoke to us about the importance of taken care of one self, mind and body. During this pandemic we experience additional stressors which impact all of us in different ways. Only 50% of employees are comfortable discussing mental health issues. While nearly 1 in 5 Americans say they had a physical reaction when thinking about the outbreak. 
Mark shared further that mental health is poorest among those unemployed for six months or more. The long-term psychological consequences of collective traumas can last a decade or more. He highlighted signs of complicated grief and the various outcomes that those can bring. 
We must look around us for tools we can use to help us, bring balance and support. These can be resources at hand that we use to meet an unanticipated need. When we look inward we can move upward. We can develop an honest assessment of our limitations by developing a persistent practice of looking inward. 
 
Books to read for additional inspiration: 
The Unwanted Gift of Grief by Tim P. Van Duyvendyk
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending by Resmaa Menakem
Building Resillience Through Appreciative Inquiry by Joan McArthu-Blair and Jeanie Cockell
 
Additional Resources available through:
SAMSHA's National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357