Dr. John Lee, Medical Director for MIND 24-7, has been named a 2022 Frontline Honors honoree by Behavioral Health Business.
To become a Frontline Honoree, an individual is nominated by their peers. The candidate must be a dedicated, high-performing frontline worker who delivers exceptional experiences and outcomes; a passionate worker who knows how to put their vision into action for the good of seniors and aging industry professionals; and an advocate for seniors, their industry, and their peers.
Behavioral Health Business caught up with Lee to discuss his time in the behavioral health industry.
BHB: What drew you to the Behavioral Health industry?
Lee: I was fascinated with learning more about the human mind. I wanted to learn more about helping others achieve a better life from a mental health perspective.
What’s your biggest lesson learned since starting to work in the industry?
Everyone’s situation is unique and each person has their own story to tell. I can only listen and help someone navigate their own world.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
I am humbled and honored when patients and their loved ones entrust me to be part of their care. I often learn something from my patients, and it enriches my life.
What do you want society (or the general public) to know about your job?
I want people to know we are available and not only needed when someone is in crisis. We should be utilized when symptoms begin so it does not potentially get worse.
What may be one thing leaders don’t know, that you wish they universally knew, about your job?
Mental health care should be a vital part of someone’s health. We need to give equal importance to mental wellbeing as we do for physical wellbeing. Mind and body are intertwined, and both need to be addressed.
To view the Frontline Honors Class of 2022, visit frontlinehonors.agingmedia.com