May 19, 2023

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Nurturing Connections Through ACP Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Together, we can support each other by promoting mental and emotional well-being in our community. In this issue of I.M. Thriving, we included multimedia resources to help you, our Well-being Champions, nurture connections and normalize mental health help-seeking in medicine.

Community plays a crucial role in supporting mental health. Dr. Vivek Murthy, 21st Surgeon General of the United States, wrote about the importance of human connection in his book, Together – The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Let's work together to build connections and create a community that prioritizes mental health and well-being.

Check out the links below for resources you can use for yourself and others:

  • Visit the I.M. Emotional Support Hub and Video Series to learn more about individual and organizational strategies and resources to protect clinicians' emotional health.
  • Watch and revisit strategies to cultivate personal and professional connections.
  • Learn and share actionable well-being skills that foster connections, some in just 10 to 15 minutes. Find out how chapters can partner with Well-being Champions (WBCs).
  • Implement the Power of Connectivity Initiative by Kerri Palamara, MD, MACP. Learn from the experiences of your fellow WBCs from the trenches.
  • Read the latest news about the loneliness epidemic and different ways to cultivate nurturing environments.
  • Send nominations for the ACP Award for Outstanding Contributions to Improving Well-being and Professional Fulfillment in Internal Medicine. Learn more about the award.
  • Protect your financial future and get paid what you deserve with ACP's financial well-being tools and resources.
  • Use ACP's Design Your Own Well-being Program resource to create a program tailored to any organization's needs and budget.
  • Review Patients Before Paperwork and advocacy updates that affect physician well-being and professional fulfillment.
  • Explore WBC coaching resources, including coaching sign-ups, the WBC contact list, a well-being interventions library, and the WBC journey map.

Please join us on Twitter at #dontworryalone, #physicianwellbeing. Post in your ACP Champion forum and/or WBC Slack and reach out to us via email any time.


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