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Text message prevents surgeon’s suicide →

 

A physician shares his suicide survival story with me. The 51 words that saved his life.

Hi Pamela, Here is the text that prevented my suicide:

“Hey I’m so sorry about your patient. That sucks. I’m very thankful that we have you as an excellent otolaryngologist to learn from.

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Creating a Culture of Wellness (Keynote) →



Note: Thomas Fishler, MD,  is correct spelling of his name.

Kick-off keynote delivered on February 7, 2020 at AO North America, an international organization serving veterinarians, craniomaxillofacial, hand, spine, and trauma surgeons.

Introduction: It gives me great honor and privilege to introduce our first keynote speaker for the day,

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Why “happy” doctors die by suicide . . . (& how to prevent them) →

VIEW FULL KEYNOTE above (including narrated slideshow)

In this closing keynote at Psych Congress 2019, Dr. Wible reveals the results of her 7-year investigation into more than 1,300 doctor suicides—and shares simple solutions to the suicide epidemic in an uplifting, life-changing, and surprisingly entertaining session.

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Keynote: Physician Suicide—Prevention & Intervention →

Luncheon keynote (Beware: loud forks & knives banging on plates during first few minutes). Download MP3 or listen online here. Full transcript mildly edited for clarity below.



Dr. Virginia Hall: I want to welcome you to this afternoon’s session.

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Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement 2019 →

Graduates selected Dr. Wible to deliver final inspiring words before becoming physicians. View speech, download MP3, or read full transcript below: (the audio podcast is BEST because you can hear all the laughter & audience reaction) . . .



In less than 30 minutes you will all finally be physicians!

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Living your spiritual calling in medicine →

Inspiring presentation to students at The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine that received a standing ovation. Listen in below to full three-hour event (including Q/A) and/or transcribed presentation below:



Each year our future physicians enter medical school with their mental health on par with or better than their peers.

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Healing our healers—honoring Florida physicians we lost to suicide →



A Florida community heals by celebrating the lives of 3 doctor suicide victims. Friends, family, & colleagues unite to share their love—and prevent future suicides. Listen in above to keynote and lively panel discussion. Full transcript and slides below.

Dr.

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Keynote: Finding your bliss—beating physician “burnout” →

Wildest keynote! Singing and dancing across stage with 4000 doctors in Las Vegas. Rowdiest audience ever (at a medical conference at least). Read transcript and/or download & listen to MP3 below:



 . . . And now what we have all been waiting for,

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Oklahoma doctor suicides—13 reasons why →

Dedicated to the lives of Oklahoma physicians we have lost to suicide 

On January 11, 2019, I delivered this talk to the medical students at Oklahoma State University Health Sciences to a surprise standing ovation and again the following day as the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association keynote address.

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How to inspire 4000 doctors with one backpack (in 4 minutes) →

One-backpack keynote. How I inspired 4000 doctors in 4 minutes. True story.

Dr. Wible: 4 outfits for Las Vegas that I fit into my one backpack. This is it. And it’s showtime! With my PowerPoint on my Wonder Woman USB and magic backpack outfit #2.

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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.

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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 extremely grateful that you have given me more than 10 minutes to discuss doctor suicide.

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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 to medical student and physician suicide prevention.

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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 night until 1:00 in the morning,

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Dr. Wible Keynote at LSUHSC Mental Health Awareness Week →

On February 23, 2018, Dr. Pamela Wible delivered this LSUHSC keynote address fully transcribed below.

Katy Wagner: All right, if everyone could just take their seats, we’re going to get started. My name is Katy and I have been working on the Mental Health Awareness Week planning committee.

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