Author | H. Steven Moffic, MD


The Paradox of Self-Help

June 30, 2020


During these challenging times, physicians have to be proactive in helping ourselves. And that starts now.

Open Letter to Quaranteens: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

June 29, 2020


First, it’s healthy to feel sad and mourn what has been lost, temporarily—or permanently. Then you can move on creatively and find new things.

In Memoriam: Psychiatrists Who Are Coronavirus Casualties

June 22, 2020


One was a civil rights activist. Another, a book illustrator on the side. A third practiced medicine for over 70 years. All served as mentors. No one loss is less profound. Their families and psychiatry mourn them.

The Coronavirus Meets the Racial Virus

June 08, 2020


It might be advisable to bring in psychiatrists to keep the peace and not federal troops.

The Navajo Nation and Our Country in The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020


The Navajo population are vulnerable to lung disease due to decades of exposure to uranium mines and the use of wood or coal for heat and cooking. It is now vulnerable to COVID-19.

Cultural Matters and the Coronavirus

May 22, 2020


Different groups are more susceptible to COVID-19, both socially and medically, which is why cultural sensitivity is so important during this time.

COVID-19 and the Iceberg of Hidden Trauma

May 14, 2020


Dr Steve Moffic talks about about some of the psychological dangers clinicians are facing during the pandemic in this video.

Masks as a Show of Strength

May 08, 2020


If we want the public to wear masks for protection from the coronavirus, not complying with self-protective measures does not model safety.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Shows That We Still Bear Strange Fruit

April 27, 2020


Strange Fruit was written by a Jewish schoolteacher after seeing a disturbing picture of a black man, lynched in the South. But what does this song have to do with the Coronavirus pandemic?

Out of the Mouths of Babes: We Are a Team

April 17, 2020


It is one thing to hear from colleagues about how patients and the public are coping with the pandemic. It is quite another to hear directly from children. Five-year-old Adam, his parents, and I invite you to join Team Earth. Here’s why.