Please hug your loved ones. ❤️
Reach out to your neighbors. Hold each other close. Watch out for others. Ask if they’re ok, and listen, really listen, to their answer.
It takes a village. 💕
Sharing in memory of Dr. Radhika Lal Synder who died by suicide on July 4, 2021 after suffering her own mental health crisis.
In follow up to my blog post This Must Stop, on physician suicide. We must support, notice, ask, and help to heal our healers.
Thank you Seth Synder, for sharing your story, honoring your beloved wife, and raising awareness to help others.
Thank you Laura Yuen for sharing Seth & Radhika’s story.
Please check in on your loved ones.
Ask for help.
You are not alone.
We are here for you, always. ❤️
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health during pregnancy or after childbirth, there are resources:
- The Redleaf Center for Family Healing: Call 612-873-HOPE (4673).
- Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota: Call or text the help line at 612-787-7776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A postpartum doula sponsorship has been set up in Radhika’s name. Learn more about the program here.
Additional Mental Health Resources for HCW:
Additional resources, articles, links available in my blog This Must Stop.