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General Psychiatry

August 06, 2019
I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care. These women and men join our complement of more than 900 residents and fellows embarking on more than 50 specialties and subspecialties.
December 06, 2018
BLOG: This piece is a departure from my usual missives on physician health and suicide. I want to share an experience I’m sure many readers have had, perhaps in a different form
October 04, 2018
BLOG: September 17, 2018 was designated as the first National Physician Suicide Awareness Day in this country. All of us in the mental health community can be grateful for the pioneering and hard work of Dr. Loice Swisher, who took the lead in making this happen.
September 26, 2018
BLOG: When I set out to walk 250 miles along the John Muir Trail this summer, I realized that before I left I learned of others’ fears about being alone for 4 weeks in the wilderness in the questions they would ask me. 
September 18, 2018
BLOG: It’s been 6 months since our friend and colleague Eric C. Arauz, MLER, passed away. His death was a blunt reminder to me that if we are going to care about and be attached to others, we will have to experience the grief of losing them.
September 10, 2018
BLOG: Hiking 250 miles in 25 days on the famed John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Nevada this summer, I developed a deep intimacy with gravity.
August 09, 2018
BLOG: Over the last few weeks, despite so much turmoil and unsettling polarization in our country and around the world, I’ve been struck by the number of times the word “kindness” has brightened my encounters with others.
July 31, 2018
BLOG: I’m going to spend nearly a month walking 275 miles on the John Muir Trail, through California’s Sierra Nevada range—going from Mt Whitney, at 14,505 feet above sea level, to the valley floor in Yosemite.
June 20, 2018
BLOG: Four women who have been bereaved by the loss of a physician loved one to suicide shared their stories at a  recent workshop. They were gripping, heartfelt, moving and evocative.
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