The Epidemic of Burnout, Depression, and Suicide in Medicine: One Doctor’s Story

Doctors are suffering burnout and committing suicide in part because they need a safe place to seek help. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
Doctors are suffering burnout and committing suicide in part because they need a safe place to seek help. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

The suicides of two medical residents in New York City last fall have thrown a spotlight on a real problem among health care professionals, particularly...

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