Those we carry: “All of us have our own burdens, names chiselled on our hearts. We carry their bodies in silence. We carry them alone, refusing to cry. We hold them close, and keep the living at arm’s length.”
A friend of mine killed himself recently. This is a call to arms. As a profession it’s time for us to wake up to this problem, and to act.
In light of recent junior doctor deaths from suicide, Sandra Lussier shares her experience of depression and shows how we can take action.
Prof Gavin Andrews and the use of iCBT and PHQ-9 in reviewing patients with depressive symptoms
…and so it strikes – without warning, without reason, without prejudice “Take my hand” Darkness proffered “Walk with me, through the blackness of incomprehension.” I knew Darkness was not to be trusted, but I felt compelled to follow, driven forward through the mist of incomprehension on an apathetic tide of insecurity and bewilderment. “Speak” Darkness […]
A 20 year-old female had a polypharmacy overdose 36 hours ago. She has had symptoms of GI upset (nausea and vomiting), some anxiety and mild confusion. Her life is in your hands…
Unfortunately the links to the talk and references that are the subject of this blogpost are no longer live. I’d like to bring your attention to a fantastic talk by Mark Mycyk, an American Medical Toxicologist behind the quirky and informative Chicago Toxcast. The scope of the talk transcends the myopia of medical toxicology and […]