Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-06-22 08:48:15 –
More than 600,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States.
There is a bit of guilt for many who have been infected with the virus but survived.
This includes Melanie Ricks, the 101.7 The Truth host and the Milwaukee Bucks game host.
“I got COVID in September,” Rix tells WTMJ. “I had it for about three weeks. I have never experienced such a thing.”
Rix’s grandfather sadly died of the virus about a year ago.
“For a very long time, I was guilty of the worst survivors. It’s just terrible.”
And reading about children and people only made things worse with the death of Rix’s age.
“I definitely begged the question,” Why could I get through this, and why couldn’t they? “
After months of work, Rix now looks at things from a different perspective.
“I think everything happens for a reason. I got infected with COVID for a reason. And I survived for that. So I’m going to use the platform I have to talk about.”
Before and after the vacation, Rix said her depression and anxiety peaked. That was when she asked for help. She went and talked to the therapist.
“I’ve reached the point where it happened, sometimes I’m depressed about it, sometimes those mental health issues come back to the surface, but I can now control it a bit more I will. “
She encourages others to seek help if they need help.
“Your mental health is just as important as your mental health.
Click on the player above for a full interview with Rix in the Morning News in Wisconsin.