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A doctor turned Hollywood actor on physicians who struggle with suicidal ideation

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A doctor turned Hollywood actor on physicians who struggle with suicidal ideation

"Thanks for gathering today in this anonymous detached space. Since it’s unlikely that we’ll ever publicly convene in a circle on metal folding chairs, I’m reaching out through this letter.…
November 23, 2021

A doctor turned Hollywood actor on physicians who struggle with suicidal ideation

“Thanks for gathering today in this anonymous detached space. Since it’s unlikely that we’ll ever publicly convene in a circle on metal folding chairs, I’m reaching out through this letter. You can peruse this in private and perhaps see a piece of yourself here.

As a non-practicing physician who speaks openly about my decades of suicidal ideations, I know there’s a thirst for connection on this topic. Colleagues pull me aside to whisper that they, too, have felt “that way.” See this letter as my way of firing a flare into the dark cavernous topic of physician suicide in order to faintly shed light and, above all, signal that you are not alone.”

Eliza Shin is an actor and former radiologist.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “To my fellow physicians who are struggling with suicidal ideation.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/09/to-my-fellow-physicians-who-are-struggling-with-suicidal-ideation.html)

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