The recognition of a wide range of traumatic experiences—physical or sexual assault, motor vehicular accidents, natural disasters, terrorism—has implications for understanding the vulnerability to vicarious trauma inherent in a clinician’s practice.
The fallout from burnout: alcohol dependence, binge eating, sleep disorders, and general ill health.
Few professional interactions create more anxiety, worry, and deep concern than telling someone unpleasant and painful news. Without a supportive environment, such conversations can enhance the chances of burnout.
Finding meaning helps to reframe the experiences of our own lives, not as events to hide in shame or guilt, but as experiences that made us physicians we are today.
Our ability to speak freely regardless of role, training, or experience is one element that allows psychiatrists to discuss their fears and limits as clinicians.
Professionals in our fields are even more reluctant than the general public to seek mental health care because of stigma and negative career consequences. Here are 10 ways to address mental "unwellness."
Like the song New York, New York, if we can succeed in reducing suicide in physicians, we can do it anywhere.
In the second part of our Psyched! podcast interview, Janae Sharp discusses why she feels she has been a different kind of voice for physician suicide awareness.
Surviving a Physician Suicide: Imperfect Grief and Shaping the Narrative for the Children Left Behind
A physician suicide loss survivor shares her story of grief after losing her husband as well as her experience telling her 3 children about it and why she feels compelled to create "better memories" for them.