Welcome to The Doctor Jones Dialogue! I am a family man, family physician, baseball-lovin’, non-fiction-readin’, movie-watchin’, health care policy advocatin’, child of the Intermountain West. I’m working hard to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness in our society and among doctors who suffer from depression and anxiety. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. I’d love to hear from you!
I’ve written about my own experiences with depression and anxiety, and how I treat it and work through it. Mental illness is so rampant in our society and is only getting worse. Whether or not you are a physician, whether or not you have a mental illness yourself, whether or not you know of someone suffering the ravages of mental illness, I invite you to read my book Fallible: a memoir of a young physician’s struggle with mental illness to get a better sense of how we can all work together to decrease the stigma of mental illness.
You can order Fallible: a memoir of a young physician’s struggle with mental illness now from your local indie book store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. Contact me directly for a discount if you are buying in bulk.
If you order a paperback copy of the book from Amazon on Saturday December 5th and send me a proof of purchase, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a FREE MINKY COUTURE blanket! The more copies you buy, the more times you’re entered. Order as a gift for friends and family!
You can read excerpts here and here to get a taste. Continue to check in on the blog regularly to further the conversation of working together to appropriately address mental illness in ourselves and our society.
Winner of the 2020 Pencraft Award for Non-Fiction (Autobiography)
Check out my author profile from Kirkus Reviews.
Watch my Facebook Live event discussing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Also see my “Bite-Sized Learning” interview with Dr. Mike Sevilla.
See what others are saying:
“Dr. Jones has captured a tremendously insightful look into one of America’s most grueling professions. Becoming a physician is tough enough without an overlay of anxiety, depression and self-doubt. How one deals with ones demons is on full display in this skillfully written memoir. This book is a must read for all aspiring professionals, their families and friends.” —Ted Epperley, MD, author of Fractured: America’s Broken Healthcare System and What We Must Do to Heal It
“This is an eye-opening memoir about mental illness and the medical profession delivered in a well-written, interesting, and engaging style.” –Sublime Book Review (4.8 out of 5 stars)
“From soon after the reader begins this book, Fallible reads like a talk with a trusted and well-informed friend, striking a seamless blend of personal story and bigger themes and issues. It’s a journey with many benefits that never fails to engage along its complex way…Fallible travels the many rugged mine fields of being a young physician struggling with mental illness with a winning strength and grace.” –IndieReader (4.8 out of 5 stars)
“Fallible is a moving, often darkly funny memoir that carries the haunting ring of truth. I have never read a book that does a better job of capturing the brutal humiliations of medical training.” –Carl Elliott, author of White Coat, Black Hat
“In this age of physician burnout and suicide, this affecting memoir reaffirms the importance of supporting the mental health of our doctors.” –Sandeep Jauhar, author of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation
“Narrated with an affable, conversational tone…Chapters where he explains his condition with statistical data and personal opinions and history are confidently and honestly written. Readers who have these types of psychiatric ailments will find those sections greatly relatable and resourceful.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Fallible is a very interesting and inspiring read, putting across the biological, psychosocial, social, and spiritual sides of depression and anxiety.” –Authors Reading
“Fallible is a crucial read for anyone looking to better understand how mental illness affects every one of us, including those tasked with caring for our health.” —Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, The “Godfather” of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, and Chief Transformation Officer at Innovaccer
“In a world where over-performance, burnout and ‘workaholism’ are steadily becoming status symbols themselves, narratives such as Fallible are a needed smack in our figurative face.” –Slug Magazine
“This is not a story of a man miraculously cured of a malady. Rather, Fallible is a relatable story of a man struggling, but coping with the help of his friends, family, and faith.” –Indies Today
Check in regularly to the blog to find out more about breaking the stigma of mental illness.