NOTE: This blog post contains discussion of sensitive topics regarding mental health, depression, burnout and suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact a health care professional or the National Suicide Hotline, available 24/7: 1-800-273-8255. Background In March 2020, the world watched, as the COVID-19 pandemic descended on our health care systems. […]
In moments of stress, grief and despair, we often turn to close friends and family members for support and guidance. Their advice often parrots positive quote Instagram pages that advise you to “have a better attitude,” “focus on the positive” and “choose happiness.” While usually well-intentioned, these responses can garner feelings of further guilt and […]
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A devastating injury followed by subsequent complications — all within his first year of medical training. Nakul Bhardwaj discusses his path and lessons learned in his journey toward recovery and in his role as a concurrent patient and resident physician.
Becoming more resilient can not only help you get through uncertain times but also enhance the quality of your life along the way. A Johns Hopkins psychologist shares his maxims to get through difficult circumstances.
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This pandemic has uprooted nearly every aspect of our lives, including our exercise routines and regimens. For one medical student, walking has become an enjoyable and important way to stay active during these challenging times.