| Jul 14, 2022
Through the eyes of a participant
Sandra, Medical Professional at IMSS, Mexico City
Thank you for your ongoing support of healthcare professionals' mental wellbeing. Over 1,000 participants have benefited from training in effective stress management to protect them from burnout. We would like to share Sandra’s experience with you. Sandra is a medical professional who works in the public health system for workers in Mexico City, and had this to say after completing the program:
Taking the course has been an opportunity for me to improve multiple social relationships that have benefited myself and my family, friends, colleagues and patients. It has made me feel hopeful, and know that I can generate a positive change. It gave me the opportunity to learn from others, to feel less alone in this long work filled with conflicting emotions and enormous responsibilities, all directed towards doing what is best for others. Feeling exhausted, frustrated, sad and overwhelmed, all of it is part of being a medical professional. It is what lets you know you are alive, but at the same time not having control of these emotions makes the important function of decision making very difficult. Now I put the tools acquired from the course into practice, and I appreciate feeling as though I am being taken by the hand and not left behind, helping me be more aware of my physical and emotional reactions, which I will continue managing so that I can perform at my best. The course motivated me to continue life with passion, dedication and love for my work as a doctor.
We are so grateful for you, our generous donors, for making this program possible. Helping participants like Sandra has made a big difference in their lives, and in the lives of the thousands of people they care for. On behalf of all the medical staff who have benefited from our program and our amazing team, thank you.