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Depression, burnout and suicide in healthcare workers

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, recognizing one of the greatest tragedies in the world.  Suicide is usually considered an impulsive act in a troubled person who sees no way to change his or her painful circumstances and happens when one’s deep emotional pain or stressor exceeds his ability to cope with that pain.  In 2017 it was reported that 47,173 persons committed suicide in the United States, with 1.4 million suicide attempts.  Overall, suicide[…]

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Performance Anxiety and Panic – Unless you’re prepared, it can sneak up on you and ruin your moment!

Today I’m going to focus on a request submitted by a reader of my website blog who asks about performance anxiety and panic attacks.  Those are very good questions and common in those who have depression. First let’s think about the general topic of anxiety – a feeling of excessive apprehension, nervousness and worry about future events or activities.  The depth of the anxiety, how long it lasts, and how often it occurs is out[…]

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Families Fractured By Mental Illness

A diagnosis of mental illness like anxiety or a mood disorder in one family member affects the whole family.  It might bring a strain on relationships and can be wearing on the entire family in addition to the effects it has on the individual.  These responses are not intentional; they usually arise because of differences in understanding what a mental illness is and how to best deal with it.  But it can lead to fractures[…]

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