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When the Dust Settles: Preventing a Mental Health Crisis in COVID-19 Clinicians

On 26 April, after spending weeks caring for patients with COVID-19 in New York City, emergency room physician Lorna Breen took her own life. Her grieving family recounts days of helplessness leading up to this as Dr. Breen described how COVID-19 upended her emergency department and left her feeling inadequate despite years of training and expertise. Authors from Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describe timely and targeted actions that clinicians can take during the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent a mental health crisis in these overextended and stressed essential workers. Read the full text:

Media contacts: A PDF for this article is not yet available. Please click the link to read full text. The lead author, Stephanie Kiser, MD, MPH, can be reached through Claire Monaghan at Claire_Monaghan@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU or Ellen Berlin at Ellen_Berlin@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU .


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