Colten Hester is only nineteen years old, but currently holds down two very different jobs. He works at Starbucks, but he is also a Patient Care Tech in the Renal Care Unit of Providence Medical Center.
ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter, who is close friends with Colten, met up with him to talk about being an essential worker at two very different jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic. They spoke on September 9th, 2020.
Hosted by Ormund Alaois.
Music by Devin Shreckengost.
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RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING QUARANTINE
From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!
- How to get your home ready
- What to do if you are sick
- Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations
- How to cope with stress
- Frequently Asked Questions
Other wellness resources!
- What foster kids need to know during COVID-19
- Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start
These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.