Join us for a thought-provoking podcast episode as we dive into the critical topic of mental health and suicide among health care providers. Our guests, Jessica Singh, an experienced emergency physician, and Lorenzo Norris, a psychiatrist, provide invaluable insights into the challenges faced by health care professionals and the pressing need for systemic reform. Together, we explore the tragic story of Dr. Lorna Breen, whose death brought attention to the stigma surrounding mental health in the health care system. Discover the barriers that health care providers encounter when seeking mental health services and the alarming prevalence of suicide among nurses and physicians. We also discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on burnout and mental health challenges, as well as the recent legislation, such as the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. Tune in for a compelling conversation that aims to raise awareness and foster change to support the well-being of those who dedicate their lives to caring for others.
They share their stories and discuss the KevinMD article, “Doctors and nurses are dying by suicide, as America’s health care workers call for change.”
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