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Academic Medicine Podcast

Jun 7, 2021

"Speaking from both a clinical and a personal perspective, I know the importance of accepting outside help, especially when battling a mental illness. ... Learning that conditions like mine remain stigmatized is crushing because I know the importance of fighting these illnesses in groups rather than in isolation."

A surgical research fellow describes their personal mental health journey and the importance of destigmatizing mental illness and seeking treatment. 

This essay was published in the Teaching and Learning Moments column in the May 2021 issue of Academic Medicine. Read the essay at