There are times in everyone's life when things feel a bit out of control. For short periods of time, the chaos can be manageable. However, it is important to recognize when the chaos becomes unmanageable and begins to negatively impact all areas of life including your care, the office, your personal relationships, and your overall health.
Asking for help seems easy, but we know it's not. For high achievers, like dentists, admitting you need help can be difficult.
You Are Not Alone
The 2021 Dentist Health and Well-Being Survey Report recently released by the ADA found a significant increase in the number of dentists diagnosed with anxiety, from five to 16 percent between 2003 and 2021. The survey also found younger dentists, those under 40, are more likely to score higher on the depression risk assessment.
Help is Available
Throughout this month, IDA is highlighting resources and tools to help the dental community get the help needed to achieve balance when the chaos becomes unmanageable.
It will not happen overnight, but with help you can regain control of the chaos in your life; and find the balance needed to be the best dentist and person you can be.