Category: Physician Suicide

Suicide prevention keynote gets standing ovation at AMSA →

Joey Johnson:  We are honored to introduce our keynote speakers, Dr. Pamela Wible and Robyn Symon. Dr. Wible speaks widely on healthcare delivery and is a best-selling author of Physician Suicide Letters—Answered. When not treating patients Dr. Wible devotes herself

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Dr. Wible Keynote: “Act, Don’t Ask” →

Dr. Wible’s AMSA keynote from March 10, 2018, is transcribed and edited below. Click here for FULL keynote address—that received a standing ovation! Pamela Wible: Alright I’m a little sleep deprived, I was in this room after the film last

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Physician suicide at epidemic levels in USA, India →

Today a physician told me she lost 3 colleagues to suicide in the last 2 months.  Loma Linda Hospital just lost 3 young doctors to suicide in 6 months.  Mount Sinai had 3 docs jump in less than 2 years—from

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What I told Dr. Oz about these 757 doctor suicides →

On March 22 Dr. Oz aired our segment “Doctors Who Snapped” about the doctor suicide crisis. He interviews Janae Sharp, a widow who lost her husband John to suicide as a medical student; Ashley Edwards, a reporter who covered the

Dr. OZ investigates America’s doctor suicide crisis →

Meet activists on the front lines of uncovering our doctor suicide crisis on Thursday, March 22. Emmy-winning filmmaker Robyn Symon shares scenes from her forthcoming documentary Do No Harm: Exposing the Hippocratic Hoax. Reporter Ashley Edwards reveals how she discovered

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A doctor suicide is more important than a cookie recipe →

I spent last weekend in NYC. I didn’t go to a Broadway Show. I didn’t go shopping at Tiffany’s on 5th Avenue. I didn’t dine at any fine restaurants. Instead, I sat at 515 W. 59th—the location of the most

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My eulogy to Dr. Deelshad Joomun →

Tonight we gather as a community. Each of us to shine our light on the most recent suicide. On the life of a brilliant, loving, kind woman. A woman who dedicated her very life to helping and healing others. As

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Doctor suicide: where are the vigils, cards & flowers? →

Two days ago a beautiful young doctor jumped to her death beside her NYC hospital. A resident in the victim’s building writes: “I first heard of this tragedy from your Facebook page. I am so disgusted by the silence. I

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Suicided doctor: covered up with a tarp—and silence. →

Yesterday afternoon another young doctor jumped to her death in NYC. She landed at the entrance of the building where she lived. Within less than an hour, I received the following emails about her. All published with permission. “Hello Pamela,

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The most honest obituary →

Sometimes there are no words. Not even a eulogy. Then one courageous family writes this obituary. [This obituary was written by Rachel Dawson, his wife, with the blessing of his parents] In it they share how their son lost his

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Doctor-bashing (dead) doctors →

Dr. Jon Azkue dies by suicide and media reports his death as an “inconvenience to patients.” He’s treated as if he is guilty of a crime. No sympathy. No sadness for the loss of a man who dedicated his entire

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Words that blame doctors →

Dr. Kat Lopez: “Today I’d like to share with you some words used by the medical-industrial complex to blame doctors for the problems—including human rights abuses—that they are perpetrating upon these poor enslaved employees. These words include burnout—blaming the victim

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What I’ve learned from 757 doctor suicides →

This article featured in The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune Five years ago today I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months. Everyone kept whispering, “Why?” I was determined to find out. So I started

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Professor tells med students to kill themselves →

This week a distraught mother calls me about her son. His professor (at a US med school) repeatedly tells medical students they are “too stupid to be doctors and should kill themselves.” A physician friend shares that the same guy

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Physician Suicide Letters—Answered (FREE Audiobook) →

This FREE audiobook of Physician Suicide Letters—Answered, read by the author Dr. Pamela Wible, is dedicated to all medical students, to every child who has ever dreamed of being a doctor, and to all those who have lost their lives

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