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Harnessing Grief Into Action: A Tribute to a Remarkable Woman

Dr. Sangeeta Mahajan is a remarkable woman. She is a consultant anesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, England. She lost her 20-year-old son, Saagar...
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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day: We Refuse to Forget

September 17, 2019 was the second annual National Physician Suicide Awareness Day. As I wrote here last year, it is a day to commemorate colleagues lost to suicide and...
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When the “S” Word Is Unspoken

Note: this is a highly disguised story for reasons that will be immediately obvious. I got an invitation a few months ago to give a Grand Rounds at a medical...
Photo of Dr Michael Myers for article by Dr Michael Myers on physician suicide awareness day

Courage in the Face of Heartbreaking Loss

After my plenary lecture at the International Practitioner Health Summit “The Wounded Healer” in London last October, I was invited to sit in on a bereavement group which was...
Doctor Jane Barker

Flaws in the System are Killing Young Doctors

In February this year a young Sydney doctor wrote: “In the year it has taken to complete my training as a junior doctor 3 of my colleagues have killed themselves....
Doctor Anne Malatt

Why are doctors killing themselves?

Doctors are generally acknowledged to be intelligent. We are trained to care for the human body, and are considered the experts on it and how to take care of...
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Depression

The reported levels of depression amongst medical students and doctors are alarming. The Beyond Blue study of doctors’ mental health (1) has shown that 3.4% of doctors surveyed have very...

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