It Takes A Village

12/18/21

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. 💕

After the postpartum death of a Minneapolis doctor, it takes a village to feed her son

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.

Offer support.

Ask for help.

Reach out.

You are not alone.

We are here for you, always. ❤️

Photos from the album included in the Star Tribune article published on 12/18/21: After the postpartum death of a Minneapolis doctor, it takes a village to feed her son

Copied and shared directly from the article written by Laura Yuen:

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health during pregnancy or after childbirth, there are resources:

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the Crisis Text Line by texting the word “HOME” to 741741. The U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is at 800-273-8255 (TALK). 

A postpartum doula sponsorship has been set up in Radhika’s name. Learn more about the program here.

Additional Mental Health Resources for HCW:

https://www.physiciansupportline.com/

https://www.mnmha.org/

https://www.forthefrontlines.org/

https://www.crisistextline.org/

https://project-parachute.org/

https://therapyaid.org/

Additional resources, articles, links available in my blog This Must Stop.

Original artwork by Dr. Saira Malik Rahman.
#MentalHealthMatters #HelpHealOurHeroes #ThisMustStop #PhysicianSuicide #ItsOkToNotBeOk #HumansBeforeHeroes #PostPartumDepression #SupportMoms #SupportFamilies

Published by Dr. Dewey

Passionate Pediatrician. Marvelous Mom. Children/Vaccine/Physician Advocate. RA Warrior. Believer in Science, Medicine, Physician Autonomy, and the Patient:Physician Relationship. Connecting Physicians. Creating Change.

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