Ahead of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, on Sept. 17, read how health care workers, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, faced elevated rates of burnout, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, in this blog by J. Corey Feist, co-founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation. Feist, Dr. Breen’s brother-in-law, discusses this terrifying reality and shares several resources to support the mental well-being of health care workers.

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