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Writing Genre: Bio/Memoir

Book: Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician’s Struggle with Mental Illness

Written By: Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP

Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP
Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP

Writing Genre: Bio/Memoir

Book: Fallible: A Memoir of a Young Physician’s Struggle with Mental Illness

Written By: Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP

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Nearly 1 in every 5 Americans deal with mental illness in a given year, and the rates are climbing. Among physicians, the rate is even higher as the time spent in medical training significantly increases the risk of poor mental health. None of us are fully immune from the ravages of mental health problems. This book is about the fallibility of us all, including the doctors who are supposed to care for us. It is about the fine line of illness and normal emotion, and about how to change the norms of medical practice in light of human weakness. It’s for individuals who suffer from mental illness. It’s for their loved ones. It’s for anyone who interacts with someone with a mental illness. In short, it’s for all of us.

Mental wellness is the biggest challenge facing medical professionals today. How can we still find meaning and success in such a demanding profession? Learn about one man's path to fulfillment while struggling with depression and anxiety.

About the Author

Kyle Bradford Jones, MD, FAAFP is an Associate Professor (Clinical) in Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and then residency at the University of Utah in Family Medicine. He has been published in the Washington Post, Salt Lake Tribune, and is a regular contributor to multiple medical blogs. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four children.

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