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I.M. Emotional Support Hub
ACP's new I.M. Emotional Support Hub features trusted and curated emotional support resources from both within and outside ACP. Resources include physician peer support, counseling, guidance for organizational leadership, and individual wellness tips. This webpage is designed to reach our most vulnerable members and provide a variety of just-in-time and long-term support as we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Well-being Champion Adaptable Presentation: Well-being Happy Hours
Based on the popular interprofessional happy hours that North Carolina Well-being Champion Diana McNeill instituted at her organization, this new adaptable slide deck and facilitator guide for ACP Well-being Champions offers a set of well-being activities to use in your own well-being happy hour. Mix and match well-being prompts to make the event your own. Participants will learn strategies to enhance their personal wellness, as well as build community during a time of physical distancing.
“Death by 1000 Cuts”: Medscape National Physician Burnout and Suicide Report 2021
By Leslie Kane, MA
The 2021 Physician Burnout and Suicide Report, based on data collected by physicians in fall 2020, illustrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the extant problem of physician burnout. Nearly three out of four physicians surveyed indicate that burnout has a moderate to severe impact on their lives, illustrating a deepening crisis in the medical profession. However, the survey does identify interventions that could help physicians, mainly focused on organizational and cultural change.
Physician Mental Health: My Journey and Personal Plea
By Darrell G. Kirch, MD
Darrell Kirch, president emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges, reflects on his own lifelong struggles with mental illness. He discusses how speaking up sooner may have helped break down the stigma against seeking mental health treatment and urges others in medical leadership to continue speaking up about mental health care.