suicide

  1. Ana Safavi

    Boston Globe article on how harassment is driving medical trainees to suicide

    In America, becoming a doctor can prove fatal By Amitha Kalaichandran M.D. March 15, 2019 TODAY, 30,000 medical students across the United States learned where they would be heading next year. Each student opened an email or an envelope; inside was the name of the residency program where...
  2. emlady09

    Survey of mental health among health professionals.

    Edited to state the survey is still open! I invite you to participate in this survey; an academic research study conducted by Erica M. Asencio under the supervision of Dr. Robert LaChausse through the College of Health Science at California Baptist University. The study is driven by the...
  3. emlady09

    Survey of mental health among health professionals.

    I invite you to participate in this survey; an academic research study conducted by Erica M. Asencio under the supervision of Dr. Robert LaChausse through the College of Health Science at California Baptist University. The study is driven by the statistics that a disproportionately higher...
  4. Virginger

    RIP Kernel OSU CVM c/o2017; My friend & Classmate.

    I thought I would just put it out there because I do not know how to grieve & I just cannot say it out loud in person anymore. Kernel has passed away. She was an amazing person, a beautiful person inside & out, & a talented artist. It is 3 am, & I have work tomorrow, but I just cannot stay...
  5. apoplectic

    MD & DO NYU med student hangs herself in dorm room

    very very upsetting! This is stressing me out and I hate this happening! I dont understand how a 4th year MD student can do this right as they are about to launch! God this is awful. \\\\\\\ NYU med student hangs herself in dorm room A distraught NYU medical student hanged herself inside a...
  6. sdlrxo

    MD How do you feel about Physician-Assisted Suicide?

    Please take the following survey if you would like to share your opinion. :)
  7. Planes2Doc

    Planes2doc's Thoughts on Mental Illness, Suicide, & 13 Reasons Why

    Depression. Anxiety. Mental illness. Suicide. Healthcare is a field where we work to help treat patients and make them better. But for healthcare workers, and those aspiring to become healthcare workers, there can be a paradoxical effect. Instead of feeling better, they feel worse. Here...
  8. Doctor-S

    Veterinary Medicine and Emotional Pain

    [Credit to Christopher Byers, DVM see cited article below] What causes veterinarians such psychological pain? 1. Perfectionistic Personalities. We’re passionate. We don’t leave our job at the hospital; the job comes home with us. Importantly, we’re not used to failing. So, when we feel like...
  9. RogueBanana

    Kathryn

    NEJM-Kathryn I don't know if this has been posted already. Thoughts?
  10. P

    PhD/PsyD Suicide research in Canada

    Hey everyone, I am currently finishing MA in US and will be moving to Canada soon. I will be applying for Clinical PhD program there, perhaps after getting some more research and practical experience. I'm not sure if it's the right place to ask, but do you know if any professors in Toronto...
  11. D

    MD NEJM: Dean responds to MD student suicides / expectations

    Dean Muller at Icahn/Mt Sinai calls it a "paradigm shift"...... “…..we have also committed ourselves to a genuine paradigm shift in the way we define performance and achievement. We must minimize the importance of MCAT scores and grade point averages in admissions, pull out of school ranking...
  12. DrJ7774342

    Mental health in veterinary practice

    Hi everyone, I have been reading some alarming statistics about the suicide rate and current mental health crisis of practicing veterinarians. Can anyone speak to this at all? Judgement-free.. I would really like to know how and why vets (from newbies to seniors) struggle and, most...
  13. L

    "Why doctor kill themselves"

    Found this TED talk, and just wanted to see what others think. Is she overemphasizing the stress of medical school? Or is it really that brutal?
  14. smalltownpsych

    Death Rate Increasing for US Middle-aged White Males

    http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/11/02/453192132/in-reversal-death-rates-rise-for-middle-aged-whites http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-death-rate-is-rising-for-middle-aged-whites-1446499495...