Sorry for your loss..
This week a young person in Tucson took their own life in an extremely violent manner. SERVPRO of Oro Valley / Marana East, at the request of their insurance agent performed a post-mortem clean up service after the coroner removed the body. This is one of the unintended consequences of social distancing, quarantining and isolation. Did he die from COVID-19? No, however, the isolation caused from this pandemic, is one of the unintended consequences not being discussed. I do not wish to argue the merits of the handling of the pandemic. If you have family members or friends that feel despair, please call for help! If you know people that are struggling with the isolation, reach out and check on their well-being. I know that this post-mortem cleanup service is one that SERVPRO franchises provide regularly, but it is the hardest job our SERVPRO technicians perform. Our technicians are trained to handle these situation and show compassion, dignity and respect while conducting this most somber task. Upon leaving we always extend our condolences with "Sorry For Your Loss." We are classified as essential workers but in my opinion, our technicians are the Unspoken Heroes!
If you or a family member are experiencing a more than difficult time during this social distancing and need professional help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255