As a mom and an advocate April and May are important months to me. April is Autism Awareness Month, and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since my son Liam is autistic with Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, and more, these months are huge for us.
If you or someone you love struggles with being mentally healthy, I encourage you to speak to your doctor. You’re not alone by any means, and there are many ways they can help. But what if a doctor is struggling from mental illness? Michael F. Myers MD is finding that this is actually becoming more common, and sadly ending in suicide at least one a day.
Bipolar Disorder, Depression, PTSD
Many doctors are suffering from Depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and more. With their busy schedules and then family lives, many are suffering in silence. Not only is there a stigma that surrounds mental health, but there’s also one that surrounds doctors whom suffer from mental illness. This needs to stop.
Families of Doctors
If you have a doctor in the family, then Why Physicians Die By Suicide is for you. It will help open you up to a proactive conversation that could very well save a life. Even if you don’t have a doctor in the family, but maybe you know one, or teach some, then this book is perfect. Not only is this book informative, but it’s compassionate as well. Inside you’ll even find resources to reach out and get help.
About the Author
Doctor Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn New York. He is often referred to as “the doctor of doctors,” as he’s a specialist in Physician health. Michael F. Myers MD is the author or co-author of seven previous books as well.
End the Stigma
Whether you are personally affected by a mental illness, or love someone who is, it’s our job to reach out and work to end the stigma. The first step is in educating the masses about mental illness and who it affects. To get your copy of Doctor Myers book, click HERE.