A new law aims to address the mental health crisis among healthcare workers–but barriers to care persist

May 16, 2022 – A lot more change is needed to ensure we take care of those who care for us. Read more from Jennifer and Corey’s latest Fortune Op-Ed on what is required to improve the culture of medicine.

Introducing the #LornaBreenLaw!

March 18, 2022: This Law is not just for Lorna, but for every single health care worker in the United States. To our health care workers and their families: we see you, we hear you, this is for you. The #LornaBreenLaw is a recognition of your tireless work and a response to the overwhelming need to heal our healers.

Top 5 Actions to Support Care Team Well-being from the All In Campaign

These are evidence-based resources offer immediate solutions to safeguard the healthcare workforce, announced recently through the All In Campaign.

Meet Corey Feist

Participant Media introduces our Foundation President, Corey Feist, and the work that he and many partners have accomplished in the signing of the #LornaBreenLaw.

Healing the Healer

Click to watch our recent virtual presentation with the American Medical Association. Corey discusses the effects that the pandemic and other stressors have had on physicians, and what steps organized medicine and other stakeholders can take now to help physicians get the support and care they need.

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.