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The Importance of Maintaining Mental Well-Being

By Janice Rice, DO, Facility Medical Director, Emergency Medicine, Southwest General Brunswick   May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to prioritize mental well-being. Throughout the month, we fight the stigma of mental illness, provide resources for those in crisis and share education on this vital topic. Prioritizing Your Mental Wellness It’s no secret...

Is it “Winter Blues” or Seasonal Affective Disorder?

"Winter blues" can affect us all, but for some Seasonal Affective Disorder is a persistent, sometimes debilitating health issue. Read more.

Expressing Gratitude this Holiday Season

As we approach Thanksgiving, I’m struck by the disparity in my own actions between what I know and what I do on the topic of giving thanks and expressing gratitude.

World Mental Health Day 2021

This year, World Mental Health Day could not have come at a more crucial time. Anyone with even a casual interest in current affairs can’t escape the headlines around mental health issues.

Breaking the Stigma to Prevent Clinician Suicide

Clinicians across the country have shown unyielding dedication, unmatched determination and a commitment to patient care in the face of often insurmountable odds during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, they have experienced the burdensome emotional and physical toll of a seemingly never-ending wave of variants. The persistent exhaustion and anxiety associated with this amount...

Depression Screenings: Taking “Universal Precautions” Against Depression

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group   As National Depression Screening Day approaches on October 7, it’s important to highlight the value of identifying depression. Both the World Health Organization and the United Nations Health Agency report that depression, on its own, is a leading...

Sustaining Resilience in the Ongoing Pandemic

If, during the dark pandemic winter of 2020 and 2021, someone had told you an effective COVID-19 vaccine would be developed but the pandemic would continue to rage, how would you have reacted? What if they told you it was because tens of millions of Americans refused to get vaccinated?

Daily Ways to Cope with Stress

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director, TeamHealth Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group Earlier this month, we talked about how coming out of the pandemic will shift how we think about mental well-being and the ways that we will continue to grapple with the ongoing mental health effects of COVID-19. Now, we...

Coming Out of COVID: The Stress of Beginning to Return to Normalcy

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director, TeamHealth Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group   Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to raise awareness about mental health and well-being. Throughout the month, organizations nationwide help fight stigma, educate communities and provide support for the millions of Americans facing mental illness. This year,...

Suicide Prevention: Make mental health a priority

By Richard Juman, PsyD, TeamHealth National Director of Psychological Services, and Co-chair of the TeamHealth Clinician Resiliency Work Group While the month of September, National Suicide Prevention Month, comes to a close, the importance of focusing on your mental health continues year-round. There is a high rate of suicide and increasing rate of burnout among...

What Is Burnout? How Can Clinicians Help Prevent It?

By Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, TeamHealth National Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Post-Acute Care Burnout is not technically a clinical term but one that is used to describe a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion that renders a person close to being disabled. Someone experiencing burnout may feel like they are unglued,...

What to Do If You Think a Person Is Having Suicidal Thoughts

Suicide is something that is still a taboo topic for many of us. However, when you think someone is considering suicide, or they have stated as such, they need to be taken seriously and without judgment. While a history of suicidal threats can be one of the strongest risk factors as to whether or not...

TeamHealth Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In an effort to increase awareness of this issue and help destigmatize individuals who are having suicidal thoughts, TeamHealth provides useful tips for managing stress, and help define warning signs and...