Author(s): Livio Filippo*
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to frontline workers, particularly social workers, who play a pivotal role in providing support to vulnerable populations. Amidst the chaos and uncertainties, social workers have silently confronted a profound emotional struggle known as death anxiety. This universal human experience is magnified by the pandemic's devastating impact, as they witness the loss and suffering of individuals and communities on a daily basis. This article delves into the silent struggle of death anxiety among social workers during the pandemic, exploring the impact on their mental health, coping strategies, and the need for support. By shedding light on this often overlooked aspect of their profession, this article aims to promote awareness and foster a supportive environment that prioritizes the well-being of these frontline heroes, ensuring they can continue their crucial work with resilience and compassion.