It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over
As we emerge from the pandemic mental health issues will likely rise, rather than fall. Stories of increased suicide, burn-out, PTSD and “moral injury” are now being reported in the mainstream media. There are now even labels for the phenomenon we are going through.”Pandemic Trauma and Stress Experience'” (PTSE). Here are some things you can do about.
Change and Transition
There are a number of wonderful changes and transitions in my life, but even good things can sometime be stressful. Getting a promotion is a good example. I am going to step away from the blog for a bit to focus on some upcoming resilience trainings and developing a teletherapy practice. I’ll be back in…
Bad News-Good News
NIOSH (https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2021/04/06/suicides-first-responders/)recently blogged about the high suicide rate among first responders and what could be done about it. While some suggestions for addressing the problem were presented, many are already in place (e.g., peer support). More needs to be done on the front end of responders and healthcare providers careers, along with support along the…
The High Cost of NOT Addressing Mental Health
The cost to our economy for NOT addressing the mental wellbeing of all of us, let alone responders and healthcare providers, is astronomical. IF organizations can take the long view and recognize prevention and support pay positive dividends, they will actually not just save lives but money.