Photo of a group of healthcare workers smiling at the camera

Resources for Healthcare Worker Populations

Systems change is needed to support the wellness of all healthcare workers. Long hours, high patient loads, and exposure to emotionally intense and traumatic experiences increased levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout among healthcare professionals. 

According to a recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General, healthcare workers experienced heightened stress levels in 2021 compared to the previous year, with 76% reporting symptoms of at least one mental health condition. Notably, suicides among physicians and nurses increased with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The passage of the Lorna Breen Act in March 2022 marks a significant milestone, as it allocates additional funding to bolster the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce.

Hear about some ways Zero Suicide implementers are supporting healthcare workers in their systems by checking out Suicide Care Insights: Stories and Tips for Your Implementation. You can even submit your own Zero Suicide insight.

Below you will find a list of helpful resources for healthcare leaders who want to make systems-wide, sustainable change to support the well-being of their workforce.