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BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #450

The Hidden Struggles: Supporting Mental Health in Medicine Together, Not Alone

with Dr. Jenanan Vairavamurthy

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions about suicide.

In this episode of the BackTable podcast, interventional radiologist Dr. Jenanan Vairavamurthy shares about the tragic loss of his physician brother to suicide and discusses his own mental health journey. He highlights the immense pressures and challenges that medical training and practice impose on providers.

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Ep 450 The Hidden Struggles: Supporting Mental Health in Medicine Together, Not Alone with Dr. Jenanan Vairavamurthy
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, May 31). Ep. 450 – The Hidden Struggles: Supporting Mental Health in Medicine Together, Not Alone [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Dr. Jenanan Vairavamurthy discusses The Hidden Struggles: Supporting Mental Health in Medicine Together, Not Alone on the BackTable 450 Podcast

Dr. Jenanan Vairavamurthy

Dr. Jenanan Vairavamurthy is an interventional radiologist and assistant professor at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Dr. Sabeen Dhand discusses The Hidden Struggles: Supporting Mental Health in Medicine Together, Not Alone on the BackTable 450 Podcast

Dr. Sabeen Dhand

Dr. Sabeen Dhand is a practicing interventional radiologist with PIH Health in Los Angeles.

Synopsis

The discussion emphasizes the need for mental health awareness and the importance of creating supportive environments within the medical community. He advocates for open conversations about mental health struggles and urges those in leadership positions to prioritize the well-being of colleagues and trainees. This powerful conversation aims to destigmatize mental health issues in the medical field and encourages medical providers to seek and provide support for each other.

Timestamps

00:00 Introduction
04:11 Assessing Personal Mental Health
06:31 Personal Tragedy and Mindset Shift
11:49 The Realities of Wellness in Medicine
21:59 Creating Supportive Environments Within Medicine
25:58 Navigating Personal and Professional Challenges
35:15 Building and Leading Supportive Networks

Resources

Physician Supp​​ort Line:
https://www.physiciansupportline.com/

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