Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared

Category: Death & Grief
Author: Michael F Myers MD
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by sylvanweal   2019-08-24

From the article:

>Every year we lose as many as 400 promising, talented doctors, whose lives our society can ill afford to lose, to suicide.

Check out Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared.

by n0os   2019-08-24

From the aforementioned article

>[Dr. Adam] Hill, who now treats seriously ill children with Indiana University Health, recalled how another doctor even cautioned him not to seek treatment, despite his admission of suicidal thoughts.

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>In researching his book "Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared," [Dr. Michael] Myers said he found cases where doctors who later took their lives refused their families' pleas to get help or promised to get counseling but never went.

by sylvanweal   2019-08-24

From the article -

>Every year we lose as many as 400 promising, talented doctors, whose lives our society can ill afford to lose, to suicide.

Check out Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared.

by banausos   2019-07-21

I'm not in the US, and thus didn't know suicide was this frequent among MDs. From the linked article:

> US psychiatrist Dr Michael Myers agrees. A chapter of his new book, Why Physicians Die By Suicide, dissects the different ways in which stigma kills doctors. > > A professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Myers is a specialist in physician health and says doctors with mental illnesses "often don't seek help due to the toxic stigma of becoming the patient". Doctors in the US die by their own hand at the rate of one a day.

Has anyone read Myers's book? No, I'm not he.

by ele0s   2019-07-21

I'm not in the US, and thus didn't know suicide was this frequent among MDs. From the linked article:

>US psychiatrist Dr Michael Myers agrees. A chapter of his new book, Why Physicians Die By Suicide, dissects the different ways in which stigma kills doctors.

>A professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Myers is a specialist in physician health and says doctors with mental illnesses "often don't seek help due to the toxic stigma of becoming the patient". Doctors in the US die by their own hand at the rate of one a day.

Has anyone read Myers's book? No, I'm not he.

by banausos   2019-07-21

I'm not in the US, and thus didn't know suicide was this frequent among MDs. From the linked article:

> US psychiatrist Dr Michael Myers agrees. A chapter of his new book, Why Physicians Die By Suicide, dissects the different ways in which stigma kills doctors. > > A professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, Myers is a specialist in physician health and says doctors with mental illnesses "often don't seek help due to the toxic stigma of becoming the patient". Doctors in the US die by their own hand at the rate of one a day.

Has anyone read Myers's book? No, I'm not he.