As we dive into the spring semester, it’s important to address our mental health and evaluate our overall well being. This can be a particularly challenging time for medical students of all levels. First-year medical students are concerned on how they will be spending their last summer off, while the second-year students are prepping for […]
Supportive Psychotherapy: What Is It?
Supportive psychotherapy occurs in almost every doctor-patient encounter and is the type of psychotherapy provided to the vast majority of patients who are seen in psychiatric clinics and mental health centers. In fact, supportive psychotherapy has been a part of my residency training in psychiatry. I started during my second year back in July. I […]
Let’s Destigmatize Therapy in Medical School
As medical students, we are trained on how to take care of a patient’s mental health; however, all too often we overlook taking care of our own. Some students may feel that prioritizing mental health shows weakness in a world where we are expected to seem “perfect.” As students, we strive to build our resumes […]