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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 Dr.

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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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A doctor suicide is more important than a cookie recipe →

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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 recent Sinai suicide.

A new attending physician—just four days into her position at the hospital—walked across the street to a building that houses nearly 500 doctors.

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Suicide censorship? Grieving mom speaks out. →

Dear Dr. Wible,

As you know I lost my son Sean Petro on Mother’s Day 2016 but he wasn’t found until two days later.

From the moment Sean was found by USC/Keck police in his apartment I have been treated by his medical school like a person with no feelings.

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The weird reason why “wellness programs” won’t work →

Wellness Committee

A few months ago, I got this invitation from the director of graduate medical education: 

We have 115 residents and no meaningful wellness program to speak of. My goal is to create not only a resident but also a faculty wellness program. To help jumpstart the endeavor,

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