Manageable and In Control

Daily routine and structure will decrease a patient's stress and give them a sense of accomplishment.

Susan Noonan, MD, MPH, talks how small, broken down tasks and a system will help patients maintain their mental health.

Dr Noonan is a physician consultant and Certified Peer Specialist in the Department of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of four books and a blog on managing depression, most recently Helping Others With Depression: Words to Say, Things to Do (December 2020). Dr Noonan offers peer counseling to fellow patients, including physicians and other professionals, and can be confidentially reached through her website at