Tag Archive | #Physicians

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – How #Stigma Prevents People From Accessing #MentalHealthCare And What Can Be Done About It

By Hannah Furfaro Seattle Times staff reporter The #MentalHealthProject is a #SeattleTimes initiative focused on covering #mental and #behavioralhealthissues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a national organization focused on economic mobility for children and families. The #SeattleTimes maintains editorial control over work produced by this team. In the days after Jennifer Stuber’s husband Matt died […]

#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Texas #Abortion Ban Is An Assault On #Women’s #MentalHealth

By Nancy Byatt, Jennifer Payne, Evan Eyler and Madeleine Becker As a group of #physicians specializing in #psychiatry and #women’s #mentalhealth, we call attention to the violation of #women’s rights inherent in the Texas ban on #abortion after six weeks. This law, as well as the copycat just-proposed bill in Florida if enacted, will have […]

#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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Understanding and Addressing #Physician #Suicide

The profession of medicine is an exacting and demanding occupation in the service of helping the physical and #mentalhealth of #patients at their most vulnerable and sick. Ironically, the #mentalhealth and well-being of #physicians themselves may be at risk. A recent report published by Medscape noted the alarmingly high rates of physician #suicide in this country, calling […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Data Shows Not Enough Attention Paid to #Suicide in #Black #Children

Written by Olivia Riggio In the last 10 years, suicides among #Black #children aged 5–11 have doubled, while the rate for #white #children of the same age has declined. The National CARES Mentoring Movement, a mentorship organization for #Black #children, and The #AssociationforBlackPsychologists released a report that outlines this crisis and most #physicians lack of awareness surrounding it. The […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Now’s The Time To Have A Difficult Talk About #Physician #Suicide

Susan R. Bailey, MD As #physicians, we are well-conditioned to deliver difficult truths to our patients whenever the situation demands it. We are not as comfortable accepting such truths about ourselves, even when we know that #physicians can suffer from the same physical and emotional ailments that affect our patients—including #depression and #suicide. The third […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Could #COVID-19 #Pandemic Increase #Physician Burnout, #Suicide?

— “This entire culture has to change,” said Jennifer Feist, sister of #LornaBreen, MD, who died by #suicide by Shannon Firth, On September 17, MedPage Today, recognizes #NationalPhysicianSuicideAwarenessDay. If you or someone you know is considering #suicide, call the #NationalSuicidePreventionHotline at 1-800-273-8255. #Physicians have one of the highest rates of #suicide among all other professions. Approximately 65% of emergency […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Talking About #Suicide Is An Important First Step

Roberts, James R. MD #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 […]

#JamesDonaldson on #MentalHealth – Factors Related To #Suicide And Burnout Among #Physicians

Brian Dougherty and Alex Chan 1. #Physicians who committed #suicide tended to be older, report having issues with their jobs, and have ongoing physical health or legal issues. 2. Compared with other physicians, surgeons who committed #suicide were older and more likely to be receiving care related to #mentalhealth. #JamesDonaldson notes: Welcome to the “next chapter” of […]