What our past participants had to say …
As a result of your participation in this learning activity, how will you integrate a change(s) into your practice or behavior?
Be more cognoscente of what others may have occurring in their lives that affect their work life. be more open minded and accepting be more open.
I appreciate symptom review, continue to assess for symptoms of mental illness, actively ask patients about concerns, positively support them Assimilate into current practice.
Continued awareness of mental health Creating a safe space for others to share their concerns for mental health, supporting my colleagues and patients-ensuring they are aware that I highly regard the importance of mental health in overall wellbeing, assigning the same level of importance to mental health as any other illness, and being open to recognizing the s/s of depression/ anxiety.
I will be more aware of the language used when speaking with patients who are dealing with mental health issues I will be more mindful of how I speak about mental health.
I will look at the workplace as an area to promote discussion and support of mental illness, so that absenteeism/presenteeism is reduced as well as approaching mental illness equivalent to physical illness.
I will take pause to think about mental health when interacting with others.
I have enhanced awareness of the issue and hope to change my language and behavior as a result of that.
I’m increasingly aware of the stigma in the workplace; also now know about the buddy system, or a network of support for those struggling in the workplace.
While there was some of this presentation that wasn’t new to me, I appreciate knowing of the resources available to staff at DHMC, as well as having a heightened appreciation for all DHMC is doing to care for the mental health of staff, especially at this trying time.