KIND, NAMI: How More Doctors Can Get Mental Health Support, Change Medical Licensing

KIND, NAMI: How More Doctors Can Get Mental Health Support, Change Medical Licensing
Posted on Oct 19 2020
Forbes
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Make sure that you get some mental health support if you need it. Oh, by the way, doing so may mess up your career. After all, over the years, relatively little has been done to alleviate one of the big barriers to doctors seeking mental health services: career and licensure concerns. But recently, KIND Healthy Snacks and the National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) have launched an effort to change such situations. They’ve started petitions on Change.org for medical boards in five states (Florida, Wyoming, Alabama, Oklahoma and Idaho) to stop asking overly-intrusive mental health questions on their medical license applications. In this way, KIND and NAMI are asking medical boards to be kinder to physicians, so to speak.