In Moments Like This, Psychiatry Is Needed

COVID-19 a deeply human crisis, and in moments like this psychiatry is essential to help manage the anxiety of this uncertainty.

The stoic Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius said “You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

One thing is clear. We are the threat and we are the solution. Aurelius stated, “What stands in the way becomes the way.” Reason and human decency are the way through. How we navigate this collective threat becomes a commentary on our strength.

How do we find the grit to continue despite our fears, to be our best selves, and to get
ourselves through this predicament that we’re all in together?

Let us meet this challenge with sharp minds, clear eyes, open hearts… and clean
hands.