Psychiatry Residency Program Recognized by the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute (MPI) recently honored our Psychiatry Residency Program lead by Program Director, Theadia L. Carey, MD, MS and Associate Program Director, Kehinde Ayeni, MD for their integral part in ensuring “the understanding, advancement, and delivery of mental healthcare.” The ad (below) will be featured in the Michigan Psychoanalytic Foundation’s Annual Benefit brochure.
We asked Dr. Carey if she could provide us with some insight on what mental wellbeing can look like and how one may go about attaining it. She provided the following valuable input:
“American Psychiatric Association defines as Mental Wellbeing is emotional, social and psychological well-being, healthy relationships, effective functioning and productive activities, and an ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity.
Focus on Gratitude – Count your blessings (family, friends, home etc.). Keeping a simple journal of gratitude can improve cause strong connections to positive mood.
Practical things to try:
- Writing/sending a letter to someone for whom you are grateful
- Using mindfulness mediation to focus on what you are grateful for
- Undertaking the “Count Your Blessings” exercise (once a day writing down three things for which you were grateful)
- Practicing saying “thank you” in a sincere and meaningful way
- Writing thank you notes
True health and wellness requires mental health!”
If you or someone you know are experiencing emotional or mental health challenges please know that you are not alone. Our team of professionals provide compassionate services and are here to help. For more information call (313) 871-3751.Tags: gme, Graduate medical education, medical residency, mental health, psychiatry, psychiatry residency, wellbeing