Health workers continue to face a mental health crisis.


Last month US. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Roger Marshall (R-KS) led the charge in declaring March 18th  Health Workforce Well-Being Day of Awareness.

March 18, 2022, holds important significance by marking the day President Biden signed The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act—landmark, first-of-its-kind legislation supporting health workers’ mental health and well-being—into law.

“Our health care providers protect our health and well-being every day, often at the expense of their own. My Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act is making strides to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among health care professionals. I was proud to introduce a bill to reauthorize the law—but there’s more we can do to raise awareness,” said Senator Kaine. “Designating March 18 as Health Workforce Well-Being Day of Awareness would help reduce stigma, advance research, and ensure providers can get the care they need.”

Read the full press release here.

Learn more about Dr. Lorna Breen and the significance of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation here.