In the TSBDE’s November 2023 newsletter, TSBDE Secretary Dr Robert McNeil wrote an article about the importance of mental health and well-being in the dental community. To support that effort, the dental board removed “stigmatizing questions” from its licensing and renewal applications “to remove barriers to seeking help.”
Dr McNeil’s article encouraged the dental community to support colleagues including checking in with colleagues and encouraging those needing help to seek help. He emphasized that “change and healing is possible, but it requires you to take the first step.”
TDA wants you to know that if you are struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. The TDA Council on Professions and Trends created an easy-to-access toolkit to provide members with a diverse supply of resources. Visit https://www.tda.org/member-center/mental-health-resources to access the toolkit.