The Parallel Pandemic

Watch an excerpt from our conversation with 60 Minutes, highlighting the key barriers to well-being faced by healthcare professionals.

Doctors Shouldn't Be 'Punished' for Seeking Support

Time interviews Corey Feist on the importance of large-scale, systemic change for a meaningful impact on the healthcare industry. This article offers a great summary of our Foundation’s work.

National Physician Suicide Awareness Day Brings Challenge Grant

#NPSADay was Friday, September 17, and as part of our commemoration, we announced a $50,000 challenge grant to double your investment! Click below to hear an update from Corey.

Lorna Breen Act Unanimously Passes U.S. Senate!

Click below to learn more about the progress of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, including excerpts from our recent press conference with Senator Tim Kaine.

How to Help Doctors Get Mental Health Care: Change the System

We have identified six key structural barriers that prevent our health care heroes from getting the support they need and so deserve. Check out this article in U.S. News and World Report to learn more.

Top Health Organizations Join ALL IN Campaign to Address Health Worker Well-Being

The All-In Wellbeing First for Healthcare Campaign is a call to action inviting all healthcare leaders to affirm their commitment to the well-being of their workforce. We have come together with partners from across  the sector to identify a future state where healthcare workers feel valued and can sustain their sense of purpose and meaning in their work.

THE PROBLEM

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers faced elevated rates of burnout, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide. Now more than ever we must support the well-being of our healthcare workforce.

400

 physicians die by suicide each year.

2x

physicians and nurses die by suicide at 2x the rate of the general population.

200%

burnout has been shown to cause a 200% increase risk in medical errors.

62%

of nurses and 42% of doctors are feeling burned out while battling COVID-19.

It’s critical that we support the mental health of those on the front line of healthcare.

We ask that health care organizations develop real strategies to address the root cause of burnout.

Dr. Lorna Breen

About Lorna

Dr. Lorna Breen was a sister, a daughter, a friend and a physician. She spent her career in practice at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and became the director of the emergency room at the Allen Hospital in 2008.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

We are working across the health care industry, with national associations, health systems, and both the state and federal governments to bring resources to clinicians who are desperately in need of help.

Are You In Crisis?

Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255 or visit their Website.