Adam B. Hill, MD – Caregiver Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery (Podcast)
When doctors struggle with mental health, stress, and suicidal thoughts, who they turn to? Adam Hill, MD, shares his deeply personal story of mental health challenges, addiction, and recovery. Dr. Hill reminds us that we are human, and we all need help from time to time.
Dr. Adam B. Hill is the division chief of pediatric palliative care at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Hill is graduate of Butler University for his undergraduate work and Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM). He completed his pediatric residency training at St. Louis University, a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Duke University and a palliative medicine fellowship at Indiana University. His work in palliative care is focused on allowing patients to live the best quality of life possible, in the midst of chronic, life-limiting and/or life threatening medical conditions. In addition, he works with colleagues on debriefing clinical work to decrease caregiver distress by finding meaning and purpose in the work and is the founder/director of Compassion Rounds at Riley Hospital for Children, a town hall humanities based forum to process human emotions in healthcare.
Dr. Hill has a passion for international medical work, with opportunities to work in Kenya, Belize, Mexico and Tanzania over the past decade. Dr. Hill also serves as the medical director for Camp Little Red door, a week long, full immersion summer camp for children/siblings living with cancer.
Finally, Dr. Hill is passionate about physician wellness and self-care in the context of changing the culture of medicine surrounding mental health conditions and addiction. In 2017, Dr. Hill published a groundbreaking New England Journal of Medicine articled titled “Breaking the Stigma: A Physician’s Perspective on Self- Care and Recovery”. In this article and his lectures, Dr. Hill shares his own story of personal recovery from depression and substance use. As a result, Dr. Hill has become a national recognized lecturer on the topic, including an upcoming book publication with Central Recovery Press entitled “Long Walk Out of the Woods: Lessons from a Physician’s Addiction Recovery”, to be published in February 2020.
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Twitter handle: @AdamHill1212