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Contact Your State Medical Board to Prioritize Mental Health for Healthcare Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unfathomable toll on the medical community. A tremendous burden is being placed on frontline healthcare workers who must deal with daily anxiety, depression, and burnout. And yet, many refrain from seeking mental health support, fearing career repercussions like losing their medical license if they speak up. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. 
Did you know? Many state medical boards penalize healthcare workers for reporting mental health concerns or seeking support. Some even risk losing their credentials.
It’s time for the system they work for to prioritize their wellbeing. 
Contact your state medical board and ask them to eliminate discriminatory questions about mental health and implement preventions against burnout.