Stateside: Mental health of frontline workers; summer camps in limbo; Grand Rapids poet laureate
Today on Stateside, healthcare workers emerging from months of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic find themselves in need of mental health support. Two reporters discuss what they’ve heard from the medical frontlines. Also, a check-in on the status of Michigan’s summer camps. Plus, a conversation with a lawyer helping arrested protestors, and an essay about protesting by the poet laureate of Grand Rapids.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
Sustained stress and trauma from treating COVID patients creates PTSD among health care workers
- Kate Wells is a reporter with Michigan Radio.
- Kelly House is a reporter for Bridge Magazine.
- Dave Morgan is CEO of the YMCA in the greater Kalamazoo area.
- Jeff “Jake” Jacobs is director of Camp Henry in Newaygo.
Hundreds of protesters have been arrested in Michigan. What happens next? An attorney helping them explains.
- Julie Hurwitz is vice president of the National Lawyers Guild Detroit office.
- Marcel Price, or "Fable the Poet," is the poet laureate of Grand Rapids.