HOUSTON – Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been working tirelessly to stop the spread of the virus and help those who fall ill, but some say it’s leading to anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other issues.
Sixty percent of the workforce is reporting burnout, with some even reporting that they are experiencing PTSD, but there is help available.
The Heroes Helpline is a hotline created by UT Health, specifically for healthcare workers.
Anyone who works in the healthcare industry anywhere in Texas can call 1-833-EMS-INTX. Those who don’t feel comfortable talking, can chat via text.