TFW Phase 2 - GEORGIA

 

#STOPTHESTIGMA

RFW Phase 2 Shelby Quote
 

 

 

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GEORGIA, TELL YOUR DOCTORS AND NURSES THAT IT’S SAFE TO SEEK MENTAL HEALTH CARE.

Georgia has recently removed invasive, stigmatizing questions on their medical licensure applications. This is a great step towards safeguarding clinicians’ well-being and mental health and breaking the culture of silence.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

Take two minutes and use our easy tool to ask your State Medical Board to tell their healthcare workers that it's SAFE to seek mental health care. It is in the best interest of clinicians, their patients, and their colleagues to take care of their physical and mental well-being. 

 

WHAT IS AT STAKE?

 

In many cases, healthcare workers are faced with unnecessary, invasive and stigmatizing questions about their mental health and well-being in licensure applications. Physicians fear that their answers will dictate whether they’ll receive or renew their license, and in many cases, their fear is valid. 

When positive changes are made, like in Georgia, many physicians aren’t made aware of these changes. They continue to suffer in silence.

The bottom line: Georgia’s Medical Board needs to inform their workforce that  it’s safe to  seek help without any fear of losing their license. 

 

READY TO TAKE ACTION?

 

We call them heroes, but our healthcare workers are human – and they need support. You can help #StopTheStigma by using our advocacy tool to tell your State Medical Board to communicate any changes and assure healthcare workers that it is safe to seek care.