Tag: depression

Words Can Save Lives

Words Can Save Lives

Mary Oliver, genius poet, passed away this week. Here’s two of her most powerful poems, words that transform and heal. Anyone raised Catholic and since recovered can likely relate to Wild Geese. Whenever I feel myself slipping into shame or guilt, these opening words are […]

An Update on Physician Depression and Suicide: Shining a Light on a Dark Problem

An Update on Physician Depression and Suicide: Shining a Light on a Dark Problem

Many of us were seriously concerned about an anonymous surgery resident who blogs at burntorangescrubs.com. They had written a post titled “Physician Depression and Suicide II” that sounded, frankly, suicidal. Calls went out on Twitter, doctor Facebook groups, and this blog to send messages of […]

When medical training is malignant

When medical training is malignant

I was on the subway this morning, idly perusing Twitter, when a desperate tweet caught my attention: “Does anyone know who this blogger is? They sound suicidal. They need help. Please retweet.” The link was to this post by an anonymous American surgery resident. In […]

And this is basically what my entire blog is about…

And this is basically what my entire blog is about…

Many, many thanks to Dhruv Khullar, physician-researcher-writer, for this (finally!) painfully true yet refreshingly validating New York Times Op-Ed titled Being a Doctor is Hard. It’s Harder for Women. He (yes, he’s a he) reviews the statistics and scientific evidence showing all the different ways […]