mental health

  1. W

    Figuring out my Pathway/General Advice/Plan B

    I graduated a psychology degree in 2019 and quickly and thoughtlessly went for a criminology masters degree from 2021-2022. Long story short, I felt overwhelmed by the prospect of a PhD at that point, felt a little "selfish" indulging my passion for Psychology, and also was told that an MA in...
  2. C

    Careers with biology degree?

    I'll be honest, I will never enter medical school. It's a bitter reality that I'm still trying to swallow. However, I'm almost done with my biology Bachelor's degree. I've forgotten a lot of the coursework since my last attendance, but I only have a few courses left till graduation. Life...
  3. N

    Question From a Social Work Student

    Hello all! I have posted here countless times in the past trying to decide whether to major in psychology or social work and whether to go for LMHC or an MSW program. I am currently a BSW student going into my second to last semester in the program and I am confident that I will be able to get...
  4. N

    Medical schools with different/flexible curriculum

    Can those of you who know of med schools with more customizable curriculums respond with the name(s) of the schools. I'm a pre-med (MD PhD) student looking to do research to create more effective and holistic mental health treatment, and hopefully eventually start my own company to proliferate...
  5. H

    Dismissed from DPT program. Chances and Tips for getting into another program?

    Hello everyone, I was dismissed from my DPT program because of my mental health issues (Social Anxiety stemming from a birth defect). I tried to juggle bettering my mental health issues at the same time of being a DPT student, but I bit off more than I could chew and was dismissed from my...
  6. C

    3.3 GPA, 500 MCAT, no extracurriculars/letters of rec

    I've been suffering from OCD and major depression for six years. They've been making it difficult to feel motivated or do much. I've been getting lots of help, from antidepressants and therapy to ECT and TMS. But honestly, nothing has really worked. I still want to get into medicine. But my...
  7. Headless Stranger

    Paths to psychotherapy

    Hi, I am currently planning my career with the final end goal of becoming a licensed psychotherapist. I'm planning to get my ADN and becoming a registered nurse. Then work for a year, get some experience and do travel nursing. I'm interested in majority of the nursing specialties, but mental...
  8. Headless Stranger

    Path to becoming a psychotherapist

    Hi, I am currently planning my career with the final end goal of becoming a licensed psychotherapist. I'm planning to get my ADN and becoming a registered nurse. Then work for a year, get some experience and do travel nursing. I'm interested in majority of the nursing specialties, but mental...
  9. ApplyPoint

    Learn How to Accept Critical Feedback Before Starting Medical School

    Many pre-medical students have spent the majority of their lives receiving praise and playing starring roles both inside and outside of the classroom. Your commitment to success is part of why you made it into medical school, but it can also make the transition particularly tough. Medical school...
  10. J

    Thinking about leaving medical school for good. Need some advice (serious)

    I'm about 1.5 months into medical school now and to be honest I'm not sure what I expected coming here, but I am really not enjoying it (I know this is normal for first year). I've been doing good so far and have honored all of my tests, but I still am not enjoying it. For the first time in my...
  11. K

    Position Wanted PGY1 Residency position IM or Psychiatry

    I am interested in an open position for PGY1 Medical residency. I do not require visa and I have cleared all my steps.
  12. Hopeful_medstudent311

    Failing classes due to mental health?

    I’m in my 2nd year of school, and since my first i’ve been battling with my mental health, to the point where it’s negatively impacting my grades. At this point I am struggling with all of my classes, and I (potentially) have the option to withdraw from two and take them again next year. However...
  13. mercyfriend

    Mental health in Vet applications?

    Hello all! I hope everyone is safe and doing ok! I have a question but first I need to give a bit of background: I went through some things (COVID related things that ended up spiraling out of control, losses happening left and right) and ended up withdrawing in the ninth week of the quarter...
  14. B

    Trying to Overcome Anxiety/Panic Disorder in First Year

    I’m a first year optometry student, currently in my second semester. I worked so hard to be in this position, spent years working as a tech and fell in love with this field. I also have anxiety/panic disorder that I’m medicated for (at max dose for my antidepressant), have had therapy for, etc...
  15. B

    How have you guys felt since this whole pandemic began?

    So out of curiosity how hectic and difficult was med school for you during this pandemic? Whether you're in the first 2 or later 2 of your years of med schools. Do you guy's mind telling me what it was like for you? I am currently a premed student and was wondering what med school is like...
  16. B


    Hello, I am currently a sophomore pre-veterinary student and I am struggling. I did pretty well for my first year of undergrad last year finishing with a 3.57 GPA. This semester has been a different story however. In the first month of school I had an unexpected surgical procedure and I went...
  17. Q

    Medical Student Mental Health Research Project, IRB-approved (seeking participants for ~10 min survey, Amazon gift card raffle!)

    Hello! I am leading a research project focusing on mental health and possible barriers to seeking help among medical students. For this study, interested participants/you (medical students) would fill out an online, confidential Qualtrics survey in the fall of 2021 and then another one in the...
  18. sasukeuchiha33

    Disheartening story about mental health stigma in medicine

    TL;DR- Mom's department chose to hire a physician who sexually and physically assaults his colleagues over another physician who suffered from depression in the past Hey all, just thought I'd share this story my mom shared with me recently. Warning: If you do not want to be disheartened/want to...
  19. G

    Australian Veterinary Students for Mental Health

    Hey guys, I'm a third year vet student at Adelaide. A few of us have started a peer support group in conjunction with the Australian Veterinary Association. If any of you attend an Australian vet school you're more than welcome to join, here's the link: Facebook Groups Our goal is to...
  20. P

    Deferring School for Depression

    Hello everyone, There have been threads on this in the past, but I couldn't really figure out what to do. Long story short I have recurrent severe depression for the past 4+years. Additionally, my anxiety which is currently not as bad as it has been is sometimes better and sometimes worse to...
  21. Tbrock1994

    Psychiatric nurse practitioner mentor

    My name is Trey Brock and I am currently a firefighter paramedic and in nursing school as well. I have seen many people take their life as they did not have access to the help they need, but I have also saved many people simply from talking and listening to their story. I plan to attend a rn...
  22. M

    Applying for HPSP/ SSRI's/Navy Dentistry

    Hi all! I want to start by saying I've done a good bit of research on the HPSP, all branches of military dentistry, and all of the disqualifications. I have not applied for the HPSP yet, just in the process of talking to a navy recruiter. It's always been a dream of mine to serve in the Navy as...
  23. J

    MD & DO Research Survey: Medical school students & Anxiety

    Help me collect data for my research and take the survey below! Medical School Students & Anxiety Background: I am conducting a cross-sectional study of anxiety in first and second year medical school students for my Capstone project. I am using forums like these to help collect data. If you...
  24. L

    Talking about anxiety/panic disorder when applying

    Hi there! My brother is a doctor and told me to not share my story about how I conquered social anxiety/panic disorder as ADCOMs would view this as potential risk for the future. I truly took the hard road and faced my panic disorder head on and dealing with this hardship is one of my greatest...
  25. P

    dental school

  26. C

    Tough Decision


    Drop out of Masters Program

    So I'm tryna find advice on here if I should drop out of my current masters program. I am in the second semester of my masters program and I was doing well this semester but unfortunately I had mental health problems arise. Turns out I've been suicidal since I was 6 and trying to find...
  28. GarcendyD


    I do not know if this post serves as a warning or a question, venting or maybe a cry for help...perhaps all the above. The "pre-med" track as a non-trad student can be rough. In many cases it can break people down to a point where they are so defeated, they become lost. At the beginning of my...
  29. S

    Mental Health in Personal Statement

    Hey y’all, so I’m a 30 year old Senior PreMed about to apply to Med. School. I am considering how to write my personal statement as I was out of college from 2009-2017. The gap from 2009-2016 I suffered from severe ocd, labeled as the worst case of OCD many of my Doctors ever saw. I finished 3...
  30. Perchperkins

    Will going to a therapist ruin my chances at medicine?

    I won’t go into explicit detail but I’m going through a rough time and I wanted to see a therapist or psychologist. I don’t have any mental issues. However, I heard that it stays on your permanent record. Could this ruin my chances at pursuing a career in medicine?
  31. B

    Second Degree, SMP, or leave my dream to be a fantasy?

    Lol I tried to make the title rhyme to get you guys attention :happy: But my situation is quite serious. I caught myself between a rock and a hard place where I currently have a VERY low GPA and need to figure out what is the next step for me. Here's some context information: I grew up being...
  32. J

    Need some advice

    Hello Everyone, I have been reading alot lately on physicians seeking mental health treatment. It concerns me, because I've always wanted to go into medicine and hopefully become a surgeon. To give a little context, when I was about 11 going on 12 I was hospitalized for about a week...
  33. A

    Giving up medical school because of mental illness?

    I am a 4th year med student. Recently diagnosed with Bordeline personality disorder. I am depressed too. At the moment I am using antidepressants and receiving medical attention and believe I can finish medscholl. I am at the top 5%in my class. I am smart..But seriously considering if I can be a...
  34. S


  35. T

    Personal Statement Theme

    I was diagnosed with ADD and anxiety at age 5 and my family struggled for 4 years to find the proper medication regimen that worked. I am from Arkansas and at the time SPECT scanning wasn’t available, so we flew to CA to have one done to see what areas of my brain needed treatment. The SPECT...
  36. Waldrons1

    Got a C+ of a Neuroanatomy exam... its 30% of my grade

    I just got a 78 on my first Neuro exam of the semester and I am devastated. I studied weeks in advance and ended up actually switching answers from right ones to wrong ones on my exam (which would have made my grade SIGNIFICANTLY higher). I feel like now I'm behind the class because I just can't...
  37. N

    Mental Health ruined my chances?

    I was in the psych hospital this week due to a bad reaction to my antidepressants. Because of this I am planning on applying for a partial medical withdrawal, potentially I may have to do a full medical withdrawal to preserve my scholarship. Can I still become a doctor after this? SOS
  38. M

    Residents sent to Physicians Health Programs (PHP) or Sham Psych Evals to push them out of residency

    I wanted to get the community opinion on this news story in my city. Apparently, local hospitals are using the Physicians Health Program to push out doctors with disabilities or who may make a patient safety claim. Physicians with no addiction issues were being forced into 60-90 days of...
  39. XWing5000

    Non nursing degree holder and not sure to pursue an ADN, BSN, or MSN

    I have a BS in Computer Information Systems, 2.9 cGPA. I only need 3 more classes to complete the science prereqs. I have a 4.0 for my prereq classes at the moment. I know I will need to get to at least a 3.0 cGPA, should not be an issue with the 3 classes I need to complete. local community...
  40. D

    Mental health group for healthcare students and professionals

    New group created for students and professionals aimed at battling mental health among healthcare providers. Facebook: Healthcare(s). Healthcare(s)