Tag: anesthesiologist suicide

How a 14-year-old girl handles her physician father’s suicide—and what we can learn from her words. →

Meet René. She gave me a letter to read to physicians when I spoke last week at the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association. (Listen to keynote here). Here’s what I shared from this courageous woman with a wise message for us all.

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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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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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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’ve learned from 1,103 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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