Social Media and Blogs

Support is available from Doximity.com and from the blog www.kevinmd.com/blog. Additionally, there are several psychiatry support groups available on Facebook. All are closed groups. To join, one needs to be invited or submit a request to join. Verification of identity as a psychiatrist is necessary.

We note that Facebook groups often have posts that are self-identified as "venting" after a bad session/shift/week. Support, validation, and varied suggestions are offered, responses that may buffer against burnout and discouragement. People often solicit career advice from the "hive mind" about whether to leave a job, how to negotiate, how much payment is realistic, how to handle work-related conflict, and similar matters. Instances of gender discrimination is a common topic. Cultural or racial discrimination appears, but less frequently. There is usually a spectrum of perspectives, but generally some broad consensus. Responses tend to be prompt and warm and often available around-the-clock. Occasionally more personal issues are discussed, and anonymous posting through the site administrator is possible. More serious issues may be managed back-channel by administrators who may guide subscribers to treatment.  Following is a list of Facebook spaces for psychiatrists (subject to change). The above is subject to change.

  • Psychiatry Network 6.7 K members. This a closed group of psychiatrists and psychiatric residents only. 
  • Women's Psychiatry Group 3.2 K members is a group of only women psychiatrists, including fellows but not residents. 
  • Women in Academic Psychiatry group  119 members.
  • Psychiatry for All Physicians 1.2 K members for all physicians.
  • Private Practice Psychiatry 396 members, private.

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