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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day 2019

The second annual National Physician Suicide Awareness Day was yesterday, September 17. This day is an opportunity to commemorate colleagues lost to suicide while raising awareness about the issue that claims the lives of more than 300 physicians every year. It's time to break down the stigma, open the conversation, decrease consequences associated with seeking help, and check in on each other more frequently.

Learn more about National Physician Suicide Awareness Day (#NPSADay) on CORD's website here

Below are some resources that were shared online yesterday:

"Physician-Friendly States for Mental Health: A Review of Medical Boards" Research Project by Pamela Wible, MD and Arianna Palermini, OMS2

Report and Recommendations on Physician Wellness and Burnout, adopted as policy by the Federation of State Medical Boards in April 2018

"What I've learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides" by Pamela Wible

"Why do so many doctors kill themselves, and what's being done about it?" by Carrie Cochran, Maren Machles, Vik Narayan and Patrick Terpstra more

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