I have a headache.
It was a hard day. One of the refugees, a 26-year-old man from Bhutan, committed suicide last night. He lived in an apartment building that is 95% occupied by refugees. The chance for secondary trauma or even contagion is pretty high. The community is reeling.
Padam left behind a 24-year-old wife who is seven months pregnant.
It was just a really tough day.
The headache set in at 8:30 this morning. I still have it.
Sometimes you need to focus on yourself when a crisis has passed.
I have red hair now. It isn't helping.
I'm so sorry, Mae.
Sending prayers to the entire community.
Thanks, Sophie. We're all doing better, I think. Last week was difficult, but the Bhutanese community has done a beautiful job of providing mutual support and helping the other groups understand how it came to this.
Also, the state refugee office immediately dispatched grief counselors/therapists to work with frontline staff affected by Padam's death. It really helped.
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