Mental Health & Well Being

Mental Health & Well Being

Any pilot prides him/herself on being able to competently perform complex tasks in the most stressful and high stakes environments. This capacity comes from pre-screening for particular personality traits combined with years of intentional training. That said, pilots and other specialized aircrew remain human beings with the same fallibility and weaknesses of any other person. There are always breaking points. And to compound the challenges faced by aircrew, any admission of mental health struggles are often partnered to real or imagined risks to their careers.

In this section of GFM, we will focus on research, advice, and other pro tips to inform pilots and others who work in stressful environments how to maintain their sanity.


Explore additional topics in Mental Health & Well Being below!

(Another) ER Doctor’s Ramblings on Coronavirus

INITIAL RAMBLINGS – My position on the pandemic continues to evolve…daily –  Know Thyself: I was slow to take this seriously. I have high-risk tolerance. I’m an intrinsic optimist. I am not an alarmist. As consequence, I rarely over-react. But, I do occasionally ‘under-react’. I still thought I’d be going

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‘Fitness for Flight’ – Mental Health & Antidepressants

The recent Germanwings tragedy has called commercial aviation’s concept of ‘Fitness for Flight’ into question.  In case the reader has just returned from a week long hike in the wilderness and missed the news headlines – on 24 March 2014 an Airbus 320 carrying 150 passengers destined for Dusseldorf, Germany from

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