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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 

Us, too

Us, too

Yesterday, we had an afternoon-long retreat for our entire medical practice. As work retreats go, it was fairly productive. But the most powerful part was after it ended. The meeting was adjourned, but a group of doctors and nurses lingered, chatting. Almost all of us