Breen Act provides funding to mental health education

Mental Health Awareness

(WIVB) — A new law will help healthcare workers get the mental health support they need after nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressman Brian Higgins announced passage of the Dr. Lorna Breen Healthcare Provider Protection Act.

It will provide $45 million a year to improve mental health education and awareness programs. The bill is named after a New York City doctor who died by suicide while working on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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