The culture of silence around doctor suicides

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Physicians experience burnout, depression and suicidal thoughts at higher rates than the general population, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We speak with a family doctor in Oregon who’s spoken to thousands of suicidal doctors, and for the past six years, she’s kept a registry of doctors who’ve died by suicide. We also hear from a British psychologist who’s out with the new book, “Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors.”


Pamela Wible is a family physician based in Oregon. Credit: GeVe.


British psychologist Caroline Elton. Credit: Charlotte Knee Photography.