Matchwell Healthcare Clinician Blog

The federal government went live with the new 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline on July 16, 2022. 988 is one of the first steps in creating a streamlined crisis care intervention for those experiencing a mental health crisis. 
As the newest federal holiday, recognition of June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day is gaining more visibility each year. The legislation creating the federal holiday was passed by President Biden in 2021 after decades of previous attempts to formally recognize this important date in America’s history.
As a healthcare worker, it's important that we know common mental health diagnoses and what signs to look for in others. And with the increase in workforce shortages, patient censuses, and cognitive overload, healthcare workers also need to know what signs to look for in ourselves.
Thank you for celebrating with us this week with positive affirmations while still remembering the hardships of healthcare. But the party doesn't end here - we are going to continue the celebration all month.
May is the awareness month for both Nurses and Mental Health. Let's explore how these two campaigns can be celebrated together to bring awareness to the mental health of nurses.
Happy Nurses Week to all the nurses who carry the weight of healthcare on their shoulders! Because you deserve discounts and so much more, we've put together a list of companies showing their appreciation for you.
Matchwell recently surveyed 500 nurses and one of the questions we asked was, Why do you stay? Despite the publicity of burnout and reports of nurses walking away from the profession, we talked to the ones who are choosing to stay.
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