Sound familiar? For many new physicians and residents, this is the road working in the medical profession can frequently take. However, the problem of such a scenario is that it is the perfect environment to become overwhelmed, stressed, and eventually burnt out and becoming depressed, or even suicidal.
On the bright side, many residency programs and medical facilities are working hard to focus on resident wellness and put in place services to support their learners and staff. However, as this article points out, often these supports tend to be offered at the resident's home school or hospital, leading to fears and worries related to confidentiality. What is needed instead, as the physician who authored the article points out, are supports and mental health professionals to talk to who are not affiliated with their colleagues or place of employment.
Do you agree? Would you feel comfortable seeking mental health support at your place of employment?
For the full article, click here: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/12/dont-poop-eat-mental-health-services-young-physicians.html