Doctors are killing themselves, and who is taking notice? [PODCAST]


“I can do better. We can do better. Please partner with me and advocate for the ability for doctors and residents in our profession to receive medical and psychiatric care without fear of losing our licenses or having to face stigma and judgment. It can save lives. Please, we are more stressed than ever, and we need to speak the names of our fellow friends and colleagues who have died by suicide. We need to advocate for them and for all of us to have access unfettered by fear to utilize the very lifesaving treatments we recommend to our patients.”

Courtney Markham-Abedi is a psychiatrist.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Doctors are killing themselves, and who is taking notice?

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