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Stories written by Natalie Tietjen, AFSP Manager, Federal Policy

Why I Fight: Preventing Physician Suicide, and the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

We must prioritize the mental health of our frontline medical professionals who are caring for some of our most vulnerable patients, and encourage help-seeking behaviors for mental health concerns and substance use disorders by reducing stigma, increasing resources, and having open conversations about mental health.

By Christine Moutier, M.D., AFSP Chief Medical OfficerNatalie Tietjen, AFSP Manager, Federal Policy

Fighting for Suicide Prevention Research on Capitol Hill

AFSP’s Volunteer Field Advocates met with all 100 Senate offices and over 375 House offices, and advocated for increased research funding.

By Connor Jobes, AFSP Manager, Federal PolicyNatalie Tietjen, AFSP Manager, Federal Policy