Tools for managing the mental health of patients and healthcare professionals
Mental health is important to everyone. Find mental health information and resources to help you and your patients with diabetes.
Observing Mental Health Awareness Week (October 3-9, 2021) reminds us that healthcare professionals need to consider the mental well-being of their patients with diabetes and theirs.
As healthcare professionals, you have a unique view of the well-being of your patients and can provide support and resources to those struggling with mental health issues, which can sometimes be exacerbated by living with them. diabetes. Remember, taking care of yourself is just as important, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our best blog posts on mental health advice to help you and your patients with diabetes.
Below are four previous blog posts with information and practical tools you can use when working with diabetic patients to help them manage their mental well-being.
- Diabetes Distress and Depression
Jeffrey Gonzalez, PhD, discusses how depression and diabetes-related distress affects people living with diabetes and what healthcare professionals can do to help their patients.
- The impact of poor sleep on type 2 diabetes
Eve Van Cauter, PhD, explains the relationship between diabetes and poor sleep (anxiety and depression have been linked to sleep disturbances) and how healthcare professionals can counsel their patients.
- Eating disorders and the diabetic patient
Rhonda M. Merwin, PhD, discusses the links between diabetes and eating disorders, the signs of eating disorders, and how healthcare professionals can help diabetic patients with eating disorders. food.
The following two previous blog posts also provide information on the importance of healthcare professionals managing their own mental well-being.
- The impact of “burnout”
Marie T. Brown, MD, shares her insights on the impact of physician burnout in healthcare and offers possible solutions to end the national physician burnout crisis.
What advice do you have for dealing with both patient mental health issues and your own? Tell us in the comments.