NPR When Doctors Struggle with Suicide, their profession often fails them (3 min) Doctors commit suicide at twice the rate of the general population. Significant stigma surrounds the issue of mental health care for mental health professionals, but something has to change; the cost of their deaths is far far too high.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / Keywords: /
Active duty more likely to seek out MH care than veterans A stigma shift? The messaging and the access may be changing the habits of current and future generations of military personnel, but there is still a gap in how veterans seek out MH care.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / Keywords: / / / /
TEDx We train soldiers for war; let's train them to come home too. (10min) TedTalk -- Before soldiers are sent into combat, they're trained on how to function in an immensely dangerous environment. But they also need training on how to return from the battlefield to civilian life, says psychologist Hector Garcia. Applying the same principles used to prepare soldiers for war, Garcia is helping veterans suffering from PTSD get their lives back.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoJanuary 29, 2019Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / /
Strong backs, soft fronts, wild hearts You can listen or read the transcript of the podcast -- discussion of belonging, race, the shields we put up that interfere with our conversation and how to overcome.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoMarch 12, 2018Topics: / / / / / / / / / Keywords: / / / / / /
Shame! Self-stigmatisation as an obstacle to sick doctors returning to work: a qualitative study Shame, invincibility, self-stigmatization...a fascinating study of the difficult and complicated process of returning to work for impaired physicians.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 26, 2018Topics: / / / / /
Measuring a doctor's performance: personality, health and well-being This editorial discusses the individual and system complexities affecting physician performance and calls for improved remediation processes within the British health system.
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 26, 2018Topics: / / / / /
aafp-capital-rgb2_1024x512b Dealing with the Impaired Physician
Contributor: Jennifer ChangFebruary 9, 2018Topics: / / / Keywords:
NPR Confronting War's Invisible Injuries
Contributor: Francesca CiminoNovember 5, 2017Topics: / /
Washington-Post The Doctors Prescribed Me Pain Medication but Couldn't Help Me Stop Them. a first person narrative about one patient's struggle to extricate himself from opioid pain medications, and where he did and DIDN'T find help.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoOctober 20, 2017Topics: / / / / / Keywords: / /
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