55 orthopaedic surgeon suicides. How to prevent #56.

Since my original keynote 2 years ago: 33 orthopaedic surgeon suicides: How to prevent #34, we’ve lost 22 more orthopaedic surgeon to suicide. On September 10, 2020, at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, I share why each of these 55 doctors died died and how we can prevent future suicides among doctors. Afterwards we had 3.5 hours of Q&A and continued conversation (confidential, not recorded). Need to talk? Contact Dr. Wible here.

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9 comments on “55 orthopaedic surgeon suicides. How to prevent #56.
  1. Nishat Goda says:

    Resigned from job

  2. Courtney markham says:

    Hi I recently wrote a couple articles for Kevin md about physician suicide and some of the comments led me to check out your blog. I am a psychiatrist. You are doing tremendous work. Are you still collecting stories ?

    • Pamela Wible MD says:

      Yes Courtney, I’ve investigated more than 1500 doctor suicides (and sadly the list is growing amid Covid). Been at it 8 years nonstop. Plus running my clinic and assisting docs on the edge of suicide. Free audiobook here with survival stories may be of interest. Also check out the full-feature documentary by Emmy-winning filmmaker on the doctor suicide crisis here: https://donoharmfilm.com

  3. Courtney mArkham says:

    I saw thee part of first do no harm with sunny who I know from a conference. Thanks for your work. Here is an article I wrote about a colleague of ours who was from my home town. I can put you in contact with his family too. My email is cmarkhamabedi@yahoo.com

    • Pamela Wible MD says:

      Thank you SO Much for writing this. I read it and so on point. Keep speaking up. Keep sharing. I’m here if you need me.

  4. john says:

    22 just from orthopedic surgery in 2 years? I dont even remember it being one of the higher ones.. i always think of anesthesiology but big suprise to know 22 from orthopedic surgery committed suicide in 2years..

    • Pamela Wible MD says:

      A few of those 22 may have died prior though were submitted to me in those 2 years. Yes most died within those two years. Our suicide rates are higher than anyone would like to believe. Even me.

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