Lawmakers are shedding light, on the mental health struggles many of our health care professionals face.
Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing a new bill to help reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental health conditions among doctors and nurses.
It establishes medical school training to help future health care professionals spot mental health challenges that come with the job, and deal with them.
“We would establish a national education and awareness campaign ... assistance without fear of stigma or adverse job action,” said Kaine.
The bill is being spearheaded by Dr. Lorna Breen’s family.
Breen took her own life in Charlottesville in April after experiencing the devastating toll the coronavirus took in New York City.