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“AM” Weekend Check-in - 4.23.23

Mood rating (1-100): 45
Emotions: Sad, anxious. Tired.
Struggle: I wish I had community in real life. I could really use a hug.
Goals: smother myself with self-care + mindfulness practice today instead of getting anxious about the week ahead
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I will respond with simply a note of gratitude for your share. I will not be opining on the content. If you have safety concerns, please call the Suicide talk line at 988 and seek help. Talk to someone. @988 @afspnational

*I am not a mental health professional.
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#NPSADay is on Saturday. How will you get involved this year? Start by learning the six actions you can take to prevent #physician suicide at #NPSADay

@drbreenheroes #FirstRespondersFirst
Action 1 is to learn the Vital Signs. Prevention begins with understanding suicide warning signs. The HEART acronym helps to easily remember the signs: Health, Emotions, Attitude, Relationships and Temperament. Learn more at #NPSADay
Action 2 is to share suicide prevention resources. Physicians face many challenges, and there are resources that can provide immediate and ongoing support. Help #physicians by spreading awareness of these resources. Learn more at… #NPSADay.
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In our meeting with @albornoz_gabe and @MCDHHSDirector, we discussed the importance of advocacy and #stoppingthestigma with mental health. I figure it’s worthwhile to discuss ways to reduce the stigma around mental health. Short 🧵
1- Talk about it.

This is the easiest way to talk about mental health. Talk about it. Normalize discussing anxiety, depression, distress, etc., especially now. There’s a lot of uncertainty and that can yield anxiety. It’s ok to feel anxious and to talk about it.
2- Listen and don’t problem solve.

Often when someone starts discussing mental health, the tendency is to change the topic or give them ways to “fix it.” All this does is discourages the discussion and increase the negative stigma of mental health. Next time someone brings up
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The number of #patients with #chronicpain being harmed due to false narratives re #opioid #pain medication continues even while #CDC revisiting guidelines as they know it has been misapplied & manipulated by anti opioid entities 1/
Untreated #pain does harm in so many ways. Imagine a mother having to beg for her child not to have to lie withering in a hospital bed in pain due to #hereditarypancreatitis. Being told to have her daughter use #GuidedImagery to address the horrible pain. This is criminal 2/ Image
Imagine having your children begging to just die due to pain. This has been common for many kids w #pancreatitis due to lack of addressing their #pain. #EssentialOils, #GuidedImagery, #Accupuncture will NOT work in the middle of a flare. It is criminal that this still occurs 3/
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1/8 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, a Saturday statement has been issued. You can read in full here:…
2/8 Despite the widespread acceptance and everyday practice of #publichealth measures – #handwashing, #physicaldistancing + wearing a mask in crowded places - it is possible that you or somebody you know will test positive for #COVID19.
3/8 This is nothing to be ashamed about. We are #StrongerTogether & the best way to get through this is to support each other & recognize that nobody wants to be sick or wants to spread the virus in their community.…
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Let’s consider what we got for the grifter @POTUS bargaining away my and your kid’s future: a corporate tax break that never trickled down to employees. A net reduction on those covered by healthcare and a decrease in life expectancy for those in poverty...
A global military presence with our military families continuously stretched thin - but now we’re switching sides to aid former enemies who continue to undermine our democracy, brutally killing journalists and pro-democracy leaders.
A complete roll back of our environmental standards - taking us away from the few international agreements and protocols that show even the slightest promise of forcing global leaders to change fossil fuel consumption patterns.
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We desperately need #GunReform laws in the U.S. #MassacreMitch has an A+ rating by the NRA, & has taken $ MILLIONS, ensuring no gun laws pass.

R’s are handmaidens to the gun lobby, ensuring thousands die yearly, so long as they get #NRABloodMoney.…
Now #MassacreMitch has stated he will only allow a Senate vote on #GunReform laws IF #VeryStableGenius is guaranteed to sign it. He wants to be absolved of any responsibility.



These deaths are on his hands though. He requests to be known as the Grim Reaper on passing legislation. He certainly lives up to the name.

The NRA is in Republicans’ pocketbooks as well as ears, telling them how to spread fear & lies about guns to the public.

We know better.
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