THREAD on this piece AND how #mentalhealth providers=people,too!
🔵Not all of them are in therapy (HOW?!)
🔵Teleheath=harder to connect(we need to do more studies of telehealth & burnout in therapy)cough @ColinWestMDPhD
🔵LOTS of GUILT for not being able to give patients answers & having to turn folks away (I GET this)
Jan 27, 2021 • 9 tweets • 16 min read
Trigger warning. Content warning.
Another officer from the capitol has been reported to have died by suicide.
This is significant&we need to be talking abt.Silence is stigmatizing.
We need to talk abt trauma.We need to talk abt moral injury. We need to talk abt going into your job& not being supported to do it.
Nov 15, 2020 • 6 tweets • 7 min read
Let’s talk #mentalhealth in kids:
🔹in March 2020 &early April (bc of lockdown) kid ER visits for mental health ⬇️ 42%
🔹 Later April to Oct 2020,ED visits kids aged 5–11 & 12–17 years ⬆️ approximately 24% & 31%, respectively.
AKA We need investment NOW.
Kids are the future&if we don’t think abt their mental health& what we are doing to intervene,esp in a VERY resource strapped area(not a lot of specialists),we are really hurting them&our system for the long haul.
This is y mental health folks should b on #COVID19 task forces
Nov 13, 2020 • 5 tweets • 14 min read
Trolling healthcare workers is absolutely NOT.OK.
Exhaustion is an understatement of their experience.They minimize as it’s the ONLY word they can muster.
I’ve never seen a healthcare worker complain-that’s y we have burnout&high rates of suicide. Silence.
I remember being a freshman in h. school during 9/11 & in a small school in N FL where few people had even been to NYC, let alone had people there. At the time, my sister @KimberlyBlumen1 was in college there & I had been to windows on the world August 2001. I felt out of place.
Jan 6, 2020 • 8 tweets • 9 min read
THREAD: @NYMag's latest on the #WeinsteinTrial says the defense is attempting to discredit the survivors with 50+ pages of rape myths and logical fallacies - the same used to deny & justify male sexual aggression against women for decades.