I volunteer at a hospital helping with blood transfusions. I help with an information service for refugees at a shelter. I sort medicine, provide information, coordinate shelters, and direct medical aid. I help people look for transport, lodging, and work. I do crisis psychological consultation.
Because I’m a medic and psychologist, I try to be of use in all spheres in which I have skills. I feel an incredible need to do everything possible to help people who’ve lost their homes adapt. I understand how important the rear guard is, and also that “If I don’t do it, who will?”
I eat and sleep well. I meet up with my psychologist colleagues. Shelter at the Post Office has temporary lodging for internally displaced persons; it renewed its work as a cultural cluster hiring displaced people who want to work, and filmed a project “Live witness,” documenting crimes against humanity. In medical and psychological services, dozens of people every day seek medical aid or psychological support. The Maltese Cross gathers psychologists who provide psychological “first aid” at the border and at shelters. And also hospitals. And it continues activities in crisis psychology and trauma therapy. For now I am certified as a crisis psychologist and plan to continue lectures in psychological education to reduce the risks of developing PTSD and the development of chronic traumas. I plan to rebuild cities, involving European friends who are already writing with concrete propositions. I plan to invite guests simply thus, not because their houses are on fire, and to study in the second year of my master’s degree.