Suicide Prevention

Recent Posts

Filter By Category

  • Anesthesiology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Company News
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Industry News
  • OB/GYN Hospitalist
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Post-acute Care

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...

Recognizing Suicide Prevention Month

By Heather Owen, MD, TeamHealth Chief Clinical Officer, Emergency Medicine, and Co-chair of the TeamHealth Clinician Resiliency Work Group Last week, I opened one of my medical newsletters to find an article remembering physicians we have lost to suicide. It was a sobering reminder of what we already know – there is a high rate...

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...

TeamHealth Helps Clinicians Find Balance and Support

According to Medscape’s 2018 national physician burnout report, 42 percent of physicians surveyed report feeling burned out in their current position. Burnout is defined by feelings of exhaustion, neglect and a lack of control. As a part of TeamHealth’s commitment to physical and mental well-being, we invest in programs to help lessen and aid clinicians with burnout incidents....