Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes.
Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown our sorrows in alcohol, hang out at bars and strip joints, or get involved with drug use.
Having gone through a recent bout of #depression and #suicidalthoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by sharing my story, and by sharing various resources I come across as I work in this space. #http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle
This episode addresses #mentalhealth, burnout, #depression, and #suicide. If you or a loved one is in distress, the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline provides free and confidential support online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or over the phone at 1-800-273-8255.
On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, hosts Toni Gallo and associate editor Dr. John Coverdale and guests Christopher Veal and Dean Richard Page discuss medical #student #mentalhealth, the barriers to #students and #physicians seeking treatment and disclosing their distress, and how medical #schools can better support #students to preserve their #mentalhealth. Chris Veal starts the conversation by telling the story of his #mentalhealth journey as a medical #student.
This episode is now available through the Apple Podcasts app and wherever else you get your podcasts.
Read the article discussed in this episode at academicmedicine.org: