What Your Psychologist Wants You to Know about Suicide Prevention

September 29, 2022
Hosted by Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

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In honor of Self Care September & Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Virgie and Dr. Kristin Carothers discuss why self care is like keeping the gas tank of your car filled and asking for help is a sign of good health. And, Dr. Virgie says, "Do this ONE thing every time you have to see a health care provider and save your financial future - forever!" If you or someone you know may be in crisis, please call 988 and/or go to 988lifeline.org. See ourmindmatters.org for info to start a youth suicide prevention chapter in your community or school. Also, childmind.org and aakomaproject.org has more info to support youth who may be struggling with behavioral or emotional health issues.

Ask a Doctor - What Your Doctor Wants You to Know with Dr. Virgie

Thursday at 2PM PST on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness

When you need professional medical information that's a little more reliable than what you can get from an online search, you may want to actually ask a real doctor. On ASK A DOCTOR - WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW WITH DR. VIRGIE, you'll learn everything medical experts really want you to know. Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. She's also a determined patient advocate helping people reduce and even eliminate their medical debt and author of the "What Your Doctor Wants You to Know" series. Dr. Virgie and her guests - other board-certified physicians from a variety of medical specialties - will reveal insider expert secrets and true-life stories covering health and medical care, personal finance and medical debt management, and health policy. Tune in every Thursday at 2 PM Pacific/5 pm Eastern on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

Virgie Bright Ellington, MD is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW series. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines. Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children.

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