Obviously, I can’t see my patients ‘in the flesh’ anymore, so all therapeutic sessions are done online. I feel it is my duty as a psychiatrist to help my patients through this crisis in any way I can. Humour can help with that. That’s why I wear the clown’s mask, it cheers them up. Some even cry with laughter when they see me for the first time. And then, after the session, I send them a balloon, just for fun. To let them know that I’m thinking of them. All the time.
As an extra bonus, I unknowingly cured two of my patients from coulrophobia: Fear of clowns. So you see? For every negative, there’s a positive to be found!