When Everybody Hurts: Rapid Creation and Implementation of Proactive Peer Support in a Time of Crisis
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Sidney Zisook, MD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Currently, Dr Zisook is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry UC San Diego. He directs the UC San Diego Healer Education, Assessment and Referral (HEAR) program, dedicated to preventing/reducing nurse and physician mental health stigma, burnout, and suicide. He serves on the Scientific Review Board and Scientific Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Scientific Advisory Board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and Board of Directors of the American College of Psychiatry. He is the UC San Diego PI on an industry-sponsored multi-site study assessing Psilocybin assisted psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression. Academic interests include treatment resistant depression, suicide prevention with a special interest in physician suicide prevention, grief and bereavement, and psychiatric education.