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MENTAL HEALTH

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It encompasses ourthoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and influences how we handle stress,relate to others, and make daily choices. Maintaining good mental health involves achieving a balance in various aspects of life, coping with challenges, and seeking support when needed. Itis crucial for overall well-being and impacts our ability to function, enjoy life, and maintain healthy relationships.

LET'S TALK ABOUT STATS...

One meta-analysis estimated the depression rate among medical residents at 29% — while the rate among non-physicians was 8%.
Physicians die by suicide at twice the rate of the general population.
In October 2020, 87% of emergency physicians reported feeling more stressed due to COVID-19, but 45% said they didn’t feel comfortable seeking treatment if needed.
Estimates suggest that in the USA, one doctor dies by suicide per day.

Prioritize physical health by scheduling workouts, even a 30 minute walk can help clear your mind!

Reduce caffeine, alcohol, and sugar intake. Studies show that increased intake can heighten anxiety symptoms.

It’s ok to ask for help! Contact your doctor or reach out to a helpline for assistance!

“Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.”
Noam Shpancer, PhD

GENERAL RESOURCES

National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI) – Visit www.nami.org or call their helpline at 1-800-950- NAMI(6264)

Mental Health America (MHA) – Visit their website at www.mhanational.org or call their helpline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Visit their website at www.samhsa.gov or call their helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Crisis Text Line-Free 24/7 support; visit crisistextline.org or text HOME to 741742

RESOURCES LOCATED IN MIAMI

Florida Health– Also known as Florida 2-1-1; available 24/7;Call 2-1-1 for confidential mental health support

The Southeast Florida Behavioral Network– Visit their website at https://sefbhn.org or call them at (561)203-2485

The Florida Medical Professionals Group – Visit their website at https:/floridaprofessionalhealth.org/ or call them at (850)878-2196

The Health Foundation of South Florida – Visit their website at https://hfsf.org/ or call them at (305)374-7200