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Tag Archive | #Physicians

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – The Elephant in the #Doctors’ Lounge

It’s time to get healthcare workers talking about their own #mentalhealth by Gary Price, MD, MBA With roughly 156 million #Americans fully vaccinated for #COVID-19, #physicians are seeing signs of relief on the horizon. That relief can’t come soon enough. The initial energy and adrenaline that drove #physicians to treat their acutely ill #patients in the early months […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Q & A With Matthew Sleeth About #MentalHealth And #Suicide

Author of Hope Always: How to Be a Force for Life in a Culture of #Suicide ED STETZER Ed: We’ve heard #suicide described as an epidemic in the U.S. Would you share some of the facts about the prevalence of this issue among #Americans today? Matthew: #Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Americans Seek Urgent #MentalHealth Support As #Covid-19 Crisis Ebbs

Hospital ERs across the country say they are overwhelmed by #patients who didn’t receive psychiatric treatment through the #pandemic By Robbie Whelan PITTSBURGH—Before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, psychiatrist Garrett Sparks usually treated about a dozen #patients on his overnight shift in the emergency department at Western Psychiatric Hospital, this city’s biggest #mentalhealth hospital. On a […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Preserving Medical #Student #MentalHealth

#JamesDonaldson notes: 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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #MentalHealth And #LawEnforcement

Garrison Hardie NPC Prosecutor’s Office What happens when someone is in a #mentalhealthcrisis and needs help? If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or is in emotional distress, you can call the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255) or chat with someone live online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat. If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘#Nurses Are Hurting’: The Latest Organizations, Efforts To Support The #MentalHealth Of #Nurses

#Nurses already felt overwhelmed before the #COVID-19 #pandemic and this just worsened it. But reducing #stigma and discussing #mentalhealth can help. This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is at risk of #suicide please call the U.S. #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources. For eight years, Tiffany Smith […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – When #Doctors Ponder #Suicide, #Depression—Not Burnout—Is Key Driver

Sara Berg Senior News Writer #Depression, substance-use disorder, impaired relationships and self-destructive tendency have been reported to be associated with #physician #suicide. #Suicidalideation has also been linked with occupation-specific factors in medicine such as increased workload volume and medical errors, among others. Previous research also links #physician burnout to #depression and #suicide, but a recent […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – ‘No Foreseeable End In Sight’: Could The #Pandemic Cause People To Take Their Own Lives?

by Erin Wise MACON, Ga. — The #COVID-19 #pandemic has swept across the world this year, bringing with it another type of #pandemic — one that affects #mentalhealth. The stresses of daily life paired with the uncertainty of the #pandemic have put a spotlight on #mentalhealth, but is this pairing enough to push someone to take […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #WorldMentalHealthDay Takes On New Urgency During #Pandemic

Dr. Ubaid Kohkhar ORANGE PARK – Orange Park Medical Center is looking to reach out to the community on #WorldMentalHealthDay on Saturday, to help those affected by the #COVID-19 #pandemic find ways to cope and heal.   The very strategies set in place to help keep us physically healthy during the #COVID-19 #pandemic have had an adverse […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – #Doctors Die By #Suicide At Twice The Rate Of Everyone Else. Here’s What We Can Do.

By Marya J. Cohen One Monday about a year ago, I walked down the hall of our clinic to ask my colleague’s advice about a #patient. I often sought his guidance over the years. A grandfatherly figure, Elisha Atkins — we called him “Skip” — loved examining puzzling rashes, talking to #patients in their native language […]

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