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Sunday, September 13 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
When the Healers Are Mortally Wounded: Clinician Suicide

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Our focus as mental health professionals rightly falls to the patient portion of the therapeutic dyad.  However, recent research reveals that clinicians are at risk for some of the same negative outcomes as patients with respect to depression and substance use. Over 400 physicians commit suicide annually, often influenced by preventable and predictable risk factors. This session will highlight the problems of clinician mental illness, lack of self-care, and comorbid substance abuse that can increase risks of serious adverse events, including suicide. The presenters will review the literature around clinician suicide, provide a case-based exploration of salient themes, and offer evidence-based approaches for self-care and professional support.

avatar for Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Adjunct Clinical Affiliate, University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing; Executive Director, Mental Health Aerobics Project, Austin, TexasDr. Saundra Jain is the executive director of the Mental Aerobics Project focused on wellness and the impact of positive psychology on client... Read More →
avatar for Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Co-Chair, 2015 U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health CongressClinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine,  Midland, TexasDr. Rakesh Jain attended medical school at the University of Calcutta in India and attended graduate school... Read More →

avatar for W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh

W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TennesseeDr. Jackson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee, where he maintains a private practice in... Read More →

Sunday September 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT

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