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Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by FA2014, Aug 12, 2015.
That's really tragic. Medical training is really stressful and sometimes without much support. I don't think we can generalize, though, because there are lots of factors that can contribute to suicide, including mental illness, other life stressors and substance usage.
I don't know the numbers on resident suicide, but it's rare. Still very sad though. Not to let programs off the hook, though, as there are things programs can do to provide support for residents.
Deaths by suicide can be very difficult to process and bring out the best and worst among coworkers, teams, leaders, trainees.
Strong faculty/staff and senior residents will be able to provide a structure that gives space for uncertainty during difficult times like this.
Ideally, time is set aside to talk about it, with leaders providing whatever facts may be released to silence some of the rumors and help people bring up concerns and move forward.
You can read some stuff from Dr. Pamela Wible on the topic, google her.
I wrote a post
to help people figure out how to get mental health care in residency without painting a target on your back
I personally have not found it to be intense, although some specialties are harder than others
Are you in neurology?
Yeah. Neurology isnt too bad