Emory DPT's 1st Annual Mental Health Month - Weekly Topics
By Katie Shelnitz, SPT
Week 1 Resources:
We also hope you all learned something new or were able to make reflections on the stigma of mental health through our Instagram posts and/or general discussion during the first week! In addition, we've listed a few resources below if you have continued interest in the topic:
Mental Health Fact Sheets:
“Mental Health By The Numbers” from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers
Prevalence and Predictors of Anxiety in Doctor of Physical Therapy Students: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28561872
Mental Health Stigma Impacts & Prevalence:
"The Stigma of Mental Illness is Making Us Sicker," from Psychology Today. Posted in May 2014. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brick-brick/201405/the-stigma-mental-illness-is-making-ussicker
"The Impact of Mental Illness Stigma on Seeking and Participating in Mental Health Care." from the Association of Psychological Science. Published in August 2014. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/mental-illness-stigma.html OR https://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/rbtfl/dDpyhM2zRi.Fg/full
"Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illness," from World Psychiatry, the journal of the WorldPsychiatric Association. Published in February 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1489832/
Mental health-related stigma in health care and mental health-care settings:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2215036614000236
Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma:
"9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma" blog post: https://www.nami.org/blogs/nami-blog/october-2017/9-ways-to-fight-mental-health-stigma
Evidence for effective interventions to reduce mental-health-related stigma and discrimination: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673615002986
Evidence for effective interventions to reduce mental health-related stigma and discrimination in the medium and long term: A systematic review: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4629070/?report=classic
Week 2 Information:
Come join us this Friday for our first official event for our Mental Health Month!
Members of the Emory DPT faculty -- including Dr. Caston, Dr. Blanton, Dr. Sharp, and Dr. Phillips -- will be engaging with students to discuss topics such as clinician burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral injury to prepare students for and provide reflection on physical therapy clinicals and working after graduation.
The professor round table discussion on these topics (clinician burnout, etc.) will be on Friday, September 13th from 12:00pm-1:00pm at SOM 190P.
Attached and below are resources about the topics if you all are interested!
APTA's "Beating Burnout": https://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2019/2/Feature/Burnout/