PODCAST: More on Physician Suicide

Join Our Mailing List

By Pamela Wible MD


1) Physician Suicide Etiquette: What to do when your doctor dies suddenly http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/blog/…
2) Physician Suicide 101: Secrets, Lies & Solutions
3) Join the ideal medical care movement: http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/sign-…


This summer I did the ice bucket challenge.
But I’m challenged by another disease.
A disease so scary people won’t say it out loud.
A disease so frightening that doctors are afraid to talk about it.
A disease so feared that physicians falsify death certificates,
families deny the cause of death,
and most victims’ names are hidden for eternity.

Every year we lose over 400 doctors to suicide.
That’s like an entire medical school—gone.
I was suicidal. I survived.
But I lost both men I dated in med school to suicide.
And 3 doctors in my town in just over a year to suicide.
Each year over 1 million Americans will lose their doctors to suicide.
These are just the physician suicides I heard about this year.

Fully transcribed here: http://www.idealmedicalcare.org/blog/…

Director of Photography: GeVe.
Voiceover: Pamela Wible, MD.
Cello: Pamela Wible, MD


Your thoughts and comments on this ME-P are appreciated. Feel free to review our top-left column, and top-right sidebar materials, links, URLs and related websites, too. Then, subscribe to the ME-P. It is fast, free and secure.

Speaker: If you need a moderator or speaker for an upcoming event, Dr. David E. Marcinko; MBA – Publisher-in-Chief of the Medical Executive-Post – is available for seminar or speaking engagements. Contact: MarcinkoAdvisors@msn.com


 Risk Management, Liability Insurance, and Asset Protection Strategies for Doctors and Advisors: Best Practices from Leading Consultants and Certified Medical Planners™


2 Responses

  1. Depression a Growing, Hidden Epidemic in Med Students

    Rates of depression are high among medical students in the United States and around the world, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of nearly 200 studies involving 129,000 medical students in 47 countries.

    More than a quarter of medical students suffer from depression or depressive symptoms, and more than 1 in 10 report suicidal ideation during medical school, the review found.

    Yet, only a minority of students who screen positive for depression seek help. The study was published in the December 6 issue of JAMA, which is a theme issue on medical education.

    Source: Megan Brooks, Medscape News [12/8/16] via PMNews


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: