“Raise your hand”, the speaker said, “if you know another physician who committed suicide because of burnout or stress from their job.”.
The conference room went silent.
Everyone was holding their breath.
I saw a solitary hand slowly raise up.
In a room crowded with physicians from across North America…
50% RAISED THEIR HANDS
As a pediatrician for over 30 years and a father of four, I understand the pressures in medicine. And that one unthinkable moment in the conference solidified what I knew in my heart all along.
I must do something to help.
As a fellow physician and life coach, I must share the strategies that helped me in my journey.
Because over the years I’ve watched countless colleagues succumb to stress.
Feeling alone and afraid to open up because no one else is talking about it.
Does this describe you?
Don’t let it continue. Help is an email away.