with Dr. Michelle Chestovich, Doctors Changing Medicine Podcast, by Dr. Una, Episode 32, 12/1/21.
This is perhaps one of the MOST IMPORTANT PODCAST episodes ever created. If you are a physician or know a physician (which is pretty much everyone because we’re ALL patients!) PLEASE LISTEN.
Then reach out and ask your colleagues, your friends, your own physician, yourself: How are you really?
It’s ok to not be ok.
🙏 Please check in on each other.
🙏 Please reach out.
🙏 Please ask for help.
🙏 Please normalize being human.
🙏 Please normalize mental health, needing rest, & taking a break.
As physicians, we are some of THE MOST RESILIENT HUMANS ever in existence.
If we say we’re tired, we need a break, ask to switch a shift, call, weekend, call in sick, or just need a day off – please listen to us. It’s our way of saying we need help, we’re struggling. Please hear our cry and act – instead of judging and pushing us to do more. Accept that we’re human and we need all of the human things: food, water, sleep, love, kindness, time to use the bathroom.
We all struggle. We all need rest. We all need a break. We all have brains & brains need to be cared for too.
Mental Health Matters.
Let’s normalize seeking help when we need it.
Please listen, share, support and watch out for each other. 🙏
If you’re a physician in need of help, please call the Physician Support Line: 1 (888) 409-0141, or visit: https://www.physiciansupportline.com/.
It’s free, confidential, & was created by physicians for physicians.
Additional resources available/listed in my blog post from earlier this year: https://drchristinadeweymd.com/2021/07/25/this-must-stop/