Why Aren’t More People Talking About Physician Suicide?
I live in Eugene — a sweet little community with snow-capped mountains, farmers’ markets and the friendliest people around.
But a few weeks ago, one of our beloved pediatricians shot himself in the head in a public park. Earlier this year, one of our surgeons was found dead in his car from carbon monoxide poisoning.
And just before him, a urologist shot himself in the head in his backyard. Before him, a local anesthesiologist was found dead of an overdose in a closet and a family physician jumped in front of a train.
What does it mean when our healers take their own lives?
And why aren’t more people talking about physician suicide?