The culture of silence around doctor suicides

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.