Category: Physician Suicide

Doctor suicides linked to institutional bullying? →



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Suicide keynote gets standing ovation at AMSA →

Read full transcript & view video here . . .

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Medical school manslaughter? →

Michelle Carter has just been convicted of manslaughter for encouraging Conrad Roy to complete suicide in 2014. “Hang yourself, jump off a building, stab yourself,” she said.  Michele was 17 at the time. So what should happen to medical school

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FREE Audiobook: Physician Suicide Letters—Answered →

This FREE audiobook of Physician Suicide Letters—Answered, read by the author Dr. Pamela Wible, is dedicated to all medical students, to every child who has ever dreamed of being a doctor, and to all those who have lost their lives

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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

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What depressed doctors do →

Do depressed doctors go to doctors? Do they even seek help? What do depressed doctors do when they’re not helping you? Doctors have affairs. They drink alcohol and smoke pot. They steal prescription medications. They binge-eat crap, scream, and exercise

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I lost my son to suicide. What should I do? →

Dear Dr. Wible, I lost my beautiful son Evan to suicide four weeks ago. He was a second year internal medicine resident—a very smart, loving and funny man! He left a lengthy letter and in it he stated, “I do

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Doctor suicide an ‘inconvenience’ for patients →

Jon Azkue, a Chicago-area doctor, died by suicide just before completing his training. I first reported his death a few years ago. This is a follow-up story on his suicide. What really happened to Dr. Azkue? And why? In this

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Doctor revived after near-suicide. Here’s what he says. →

  In this podcast above, I share insights from a doc who barely survived his suicide attempt plus simple ways to prevent the next suicide. Listen in. You may save a life. Dear Pamela, I’ve never been so happy to fail at

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Ideal residency has therapy dogs, scribes & time for lunch →

We all know it’s time to revamp medical education. So how do we create an ideal medical school or residency program? Put medical students and residents in charge, of course. Need help? Hey, I’d love to help your residency reinvent

What I say to suicidal physicians →

This week a resident asked, “What do you say to suicidal physicians?” Great question! For an expanded version of the three things I say to suicidal physicians (applies to anyone who is suicidal), please listen to my podcast here and download

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