Being a dental student is stressful and can challenge your usual resilience. This session will cover how to recognize symptoms of stress in yourself and others. It will also explain burnout and the difference between that and depression – and what you can do to get feeling better again.
- Recognize symptoms of stress, burnout and depression in oneself and others.
- Discuss what to do in the face of feeling ill.
- Learn strategies for reaching out to an ailing fellow student.
- Know what to say and what not to say if you think a peer is feeling suicidal.
Dr. Michael F. Myers is professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the immediate past vice chair of education and director of training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. He is the author or co-author of eight books and more than 150 articles, book chapters, letters, book reviews and eight videotapes covering a range of topics in psychiatry. His two most recent books are "Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared” and “The Physician As Patient: A Clinical Handbook for Mental Health Professionals” (co-authored with Dr Glen Gabbard). He is a specialist in physician health, and his website is michaelfmyers.com
This webinar is presented as part of the ASDA Wellness Initiative, which is generously supported by ADA student members insurance plans underwritten by Great-West Financial.