Hello residents and fellows!
I am excited to introduce myself as the Northwestern McGaw Resident Wellness Liaison. We know that your lives as residents and fellows are incredibly busy and complicated, and we also know that physicians are vulnerable to mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use problems.
My commitment as wellness liaison for McGaw is to help make mental healthcare accessible. Meeting or talking with me is free of cost to residents and fellows, and except in cases of imminent harm, our conversation will be fully confidential. Depending on your needs, we can speak on the phone or meet in person to talk about the issue at hand. If ongoing treatment is needed, my goal will be to connect you with a local psychiatrist, therapist, or provider who meets your particular needs.
If you are struggling with a mental health issue, please consider reaching out for help. These problems do have solutions and they are easier to manage together.
Ashley Bassett, MD
Housestaff Wellness Program Liaison