Amid National Suicide Crisis, Mercy Prioritizes Prevention |  Mercy

Amid National Suicide Crisis, Mercy Prioritizes Prevention | Mercy

Clinicians from other specialties often discuss their own symptoms with their peers in casual conversations, such as a cardiologist asking an orthopedic specialist about shoulder or knee pain. Never, however, Dr. Walker said his colleagues asked him about their mental health after finding out he was a psychologist.

“There is a stigma attached to it,” he said. “It’s very unfortunate that as a society we think a broken heart is different from a broken arm. And maybe that’s because you can’t see it, at least most of the time. I got stuff to deal with, my family got stuff, we all got our stuff to deal with, and somehow we think we’re worse off for it. , but I can tell you, I’ve met some of the strongest people I’ve ever met right here in my office.

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