When it comes to mental health, the healthcare world is often riddled with stigma. Many still view mental health as a taboo topic, and those who suffer from mental illness are often left feeling alone or fearing repercussions. So, how can we tackle the stigma of mental health in the healthcare world? By breaking the silence and talking about it.
Episode 50 of the Hope4Med podcast features Dr. Courtney Markham, a psychiatrist with an interest in advocacy for individuals with mental illness and physicians experiencing suicidal ideation. Dr. Markham and I have an in-depth conversation on mental illness amongst healthcare professionals, physician suicide, barriers to seeking help, and how we can promote change for future generations of healthcare providers.