Season 4, Episode 5
Programming note: This episode of “Beyond the White Coat” features a discussion of and references to suicide and suicidality. If you are thinking about suicide, worried about someone else, or in need of emotional support, call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
Justin Bullock, MD, MPH, is a fellow in nephrology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and an advocate for disability inclusion and mental health support in the medical community.
Yunyu Xiao, PhD, is an assistant professor of population health sciences in the health informatics division of the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine whose research focuses on how health disparities can lead to suicidal behavior and other mental health issues.
Doctors have some of the best access to mental health resources, yet they have nearly double the risk of suicide when compared to non-health care workers. On this week’s episode of “Beyond the White Coat,” host AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, talks to Justin Bullock, MD, MPH, and Yunyu Xiao, PhD, about the stigmas that surround mental health in the medical profession and how those stigmas trickle down into patient care.
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References from this episode:
- Physician Mental Health: My Personal Journey and Professional Plea
- Patterns of Social Determinants of Health and Child Mental Health, Cognition, and Physical Health
- Association of Social Determinants of Health and Vaccinations With Child Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US
- COVID-19 Policies, Pandemic Disruptions, and Changes in Child Mental Health and Sleep in the United States