There is a mental health epidemic among healthcare professionals that all too often ends tragically. Some may lead you to believe that individuals who become healthcare professionals are inherently prone to mental health crises. Count me among those who reject this notion. From my experience, healthcare professionals are some of the hardest-working and most dedicated individuals on the planet. If they are prone to anything, it is sacrificing their own well-being, both personally and professionally, for the benefit of others.

Jim Collins, in his book “Good to Great,” introduced the concept of “the right seat on the right bus.” Both must align for greatness to occur. For most of the population, changing seats is fairly common, and changing buses happens a few times in their career. However, this is not the case for healthcare professionals. Changing seats is hard, and changing buses is exceptionally challenging.

If you, a loved one, a colleague, or a friend are experiencing a mental crisis that could be improved by changing your professional circumstances and you’re unsure about what steps to take, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Anytime. Anywhere.