“It’s so common. It could be anyone. The trouble is, nobody wants to talk about it. And that makes everything worse.”
We’ve heard about the physician suicides this year. Many of us know personally medical students and residents who have taken their own lives.
This week, I invite you to share what you have done in your residency programs, and at your workplace, to create a dialogue around mental illness. To ensure that it is okay to talk about without judgement or stigma.
Or if there isn’t a safe space for this dialogue, what would you like to see done at your residency programs or workplace to create one?
Because I think many of us would like to help, but simply don’t know how.
This week, please share with me what your residency program and workplace are doing for mental health, and what you would like to see done. Email me here.
By Dr. Jess Badwards | bewellhealwell.com