Category: Physician Suicide

1103 doctor suicides & 13 reasons why →

 (Listen in above to a rerecorded keynote—due to a fire alarm during event—or read transcript of Dr. Wible’s presentation below) Michael Phillips MD: Good morning everybody. I want to introduce the lectureship and remind everybody who Gil was. Gil

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Eulogy to 10,000 Doctors →

 During Suicide Awareness Week, I hosted a free two-day retreat in NYC (in collaboration with Emmy-winner Robyn Symon’s preview of her award-winning film, Do No Harm—sold out both nights at Angelika Film Center’s largest theater). Nearly 500 physicians (from

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Why “happy” doctors die by suicide →

He was the go-to sports guy in Washington, DC. A masterful surgeon with countless academic publications, he trained orthopaedic surgeons across the world and was the top physician for professional sports teams and Olympians. Dr. Benjamin Shaffer had it all.

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33 orthopaedic surgeon suicides. How to prevent #34. →

 Dr. Wible’s keynote delivered at the 19th Annual Chicago Orthopaedic Symposium (begins with a beautiful legacy to the life of Dr. Dean Lorich by Dr. Matthew Jimenez). Downloadable MP3 above. Thank you. I’m truly honored to be here and

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1,009 doctor suicides—and still no investigation, coverup continues →

Today I woke up to another email regarding the suicide of a young resident physician:  “Hi Dr. Wible, an intern resident at our pediatrics program died by suicide this past weekend. I am profoundly angered and disturbed by many aspects

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How hospitals censor doctor suicides & silence survivors →

Physicians experience the highest suicide rate of any profession. I’ve been investigating doctor suicides for more than 5 years. What began as a personal quest to discover why so many of my physician friends had died by suicide has now

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Doctor Suicide Crazy Socks Day is June 1 →

Did you know that June 1st is a day devoted to raising awareness about doctor suicide by wearing “crazy socks” and posting photos on social media with hashtag #CrazySocks4Docs? Though the concept seems strange, the goal is to normalize conversations

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Why are so many male anesthesiologists dying by suicide? →

Pamela Wible: I’m sitting here today with mental health expert Sydney Ashland, who co-facilitates our physician retreats. We just came back from our 20th retreat and I’m reading through some e-mails and I’ve got one that I want to discuss

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NYC doctor suicides linked to bullying? →

 Pamela Wible: I am consulting with Sydney Ashland about the recent suicides in New York City. There were two at NYU within five days of each other—a medical student and a psychiatry resident. Today I received this email: “Dear

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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 America’s doctor suicide crisis →

On March 22, 2018 Dr. Oz aired our shocking segment on America’s doctor suicide crisis. He interviews widow Janae Sharp who lost her medical student husband to suicide; reporter Ashley Edwards who covered the recent Mount Sinai suicide cluster; filmmaker

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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