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May 2020

In this Mental Health Awareness Month, I hope to help support our health providers and share how I found some stress relief myself.

By Anne Yang, Neighbor
May 28, 2020 12:44 am ET

On Apr 26, Dr. Lorna Breen, originally from Virginia and a top ER doctor working in a New York hospital treating COVID-19 patients, committed suicide. She was suffering from work related stress. Dr. Breen had also contracted COVID-19. After Breen's death, her sister set up a website to raise awareness and support medical providers. Breen's sister told NBC, "I know my sister felt like she …couldn't stop working. And she certainly couldn't tell anybody she was struggling. And that needs to be a conversation that changes. People need to be able to say they're suffering and to take a break."