Category: Medical Student Suicide

Why doctors kill themselves →

TEDMED talk by Pamela Wible, M.D. Read fully transcribed TEDMED talk. For more information on how you can help stop the loss of our brilliant and compassionate healers, see Dr. Wible’s TEDMED page. For the complete and unedited letters featured in

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TEDMED Talk: Why Doctors Kill Themselves →

Pamela Wible, M.D., takes on physician suicide in her TEDMED talk (delivered on November 18, 2015 and now released to the public on March 23, 2016). Learn more about Dr. Wible and her talk at TEDMED.com. Full transcription below: I love

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Emmy award winning filmmaker takes on med student suicide (view movie trailer) →

ABOUT THE PROJECT: Two-time Emmy award winning filmmaker, Robyn Symon, takes on the physician suicide crisis that has claimed the lives of countless medical students, doctors, and patients. LOGLINE: Medical students and families of physicians touched by suicide come out of the

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I’m Dr. Wible and I speak for the victims →

On February 4, 2016, I delivered this speech to 250 citizens of Missouri at a fundraiser for a documentary on physician suicide. I’m here to speak for the victims—medical students and physicians who’ve died by suicide and others on the

Physician Suicide Letters—Answered by Pamela Wible, M.D. →

When is a taboo topic no longer taboo? When is it okay to stop hiding behind euphemisms? When is it safe to tell the truth? The answer is now. This week I uploaded 53 chapters of physician suicide letters in

Physician Suicide Letters—Answered (a sneak peek inside my new book) →

On January 11, 2016, just before midnight, I uploaded a game-changing book to Amazon. I’m now awaiting my proof before releasing the book to the world. (As of January 15th it’s now available on Amazon here). Medical education and practice

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Our message of hope for medical students & doctors →

“I know there’s a lot of you out there that are feeling disillusioned. You’re wondering why did I spend all those years in medical school and training, why am I hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. I hate this.

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Discouraged? Depressed? Suicidal? Watch this. →

“I know there’s a lot of you out there that are feeling disillusioned. You’re wondering why did I spend all those years in medical school and training, why am I hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. I hate this.

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Thanksgiving message of hope for doctors & medical students →

“To all my brothers & sisters in medicine—doctors, nurses, midwives, medical students, NPs, PAs, veterinarians, and anyone who devotes their life to healing others, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!! I am thankful to be sharing this planet with you . . .

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AMA interview with Dr. Wible at TEDMED →

Christine Sinsky, M.D., from the American Medical Association interviews Pamela Wible, M.D., after her TEDMED talk. Watch periscope video here. Fully transcribed below: Dr. Sinsky: This afternoon we’re here in Palm Springs, and I’m delighted to be here with Dr.

Physician Suicide: NPR Interviews TEDMED speaker, Dr. Wible →

This week TEDMED announced, Pamela Wible, M.D., Physicians’ Guardian Angel, as a speaker at this year’s event in Palm Springs, California. She will speak on physician suicide. Dr. Pamela Wible was interviewed on NPR station KPLU in Seattle on physician suicide

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Medical Student Suicide—Simple Solutions →

It’s medical school graduation season! Here come the caps. The gowns. The smiles. And sighs of relief . . . Time to celebrate our brand new doctors. Except for the families that can’t celebrate their child’s graduation. Or their child’s

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My testimony in support of medical student mental health to the Missouri State Legislature for House Bill 867 →

I’m Dr. Pamela Wible, a family physician in Oregon. I’ve submitted my CV, witness form, and transcript of my testimony to Chairman Frederick. My schedule prevents me from traveling to Missouri for today’s hearing; however, I thank Vice Chairman Morris

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Assisted Physician Suicide: Are Doctors Killing Doctors? →

Standing on the edge of his hotel balcony, a doctor describes the rolling hills. He tells me, “It’s a beautiful place to die.” Ten minutes later, he agrees not to injure himself—for now. I’m not running a physician suicide hotline.

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Heroic doctor’s heart-wrenching letter →

Most heart-wrenching e-mail I have ever received. From a true hero, Dr. Varun. November 18, 2014 Dear Pamela, Hi, der. I don’t know how thankful I am to you for writing that article on physician’s suicide. I really wanted to

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