Feeling hopeless amid COVID-19? There is help.
Our hearts this week are with all those who loved New York City emergency medicine physician Lorna Breen, MD, whose suicide made news when her family revealed she felt helpless at her inability to save many of her COVID-19 patients. As Indiana physicians and their colleagues struggle with similar feelings, it’s important to remember that there are others who understand what you’re going through and are ready to listen. 

One of the best resources ISMA has found is the Physician Support Line, a free counseling service for health care professionals staffed by more than 400 volunteer psychiatrists.

If you are in crisis, please contact one of these services, where you will also find people trained to help you cope.