America’s Suicide Epidemic ~ Doctors

Reflections on a Quiet Geo-Engineered Day by Mitch Santell

There is a dark cloud over America that no one is discussing. What is it? It is the suicide rate across the country. You would think that living in a first world country that most people would find a sense of happiness in their life.

One in Four Americans are taking some antidepressants, and that little pill they take may make their negative suicidal thoughts worse.

Three groups seem especially vulnerable. Doctors, Veterans, Entertainers.

The first group is medical doctors.

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Make sure to thank your doctor for their service.

“It has been known for more than 150 years that physicians have an increased propensity to die by suicide. It was estimated in 1977 that on average the United States loses the equivalent of at least one small medical school or a large medical school class to suicide. [1]   Exact numbers are not known. Although it is impossible to estimate with accuracy because of inaccurate cause of death reporting and coding, the number most often used is approximately 3-400 physicians/year, or perhaps a doctor a day. Of all occupations and professions, the medical profession consistently hovers near the top of occupations with the highest risk of death by suicide.”

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2K014np


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Then I saw this.

Surgeon suicide-homicide: What happened to Dr. Chris Dawson?

Sometimes there are no words. Not even a eulogy.

Then one courageous family writes this obituary. (This obituary was written by Rachel Dawson, his wife, with the blessing of his parents.) In it, they share how their son lost his battle with severe depression. How he adored his children. How he sacrificed fun, free time, and relaxation to receive his medical degree. How he took on the challenge of surgical residency. How he was so very damaged by his untreated anxiety, long work hours, and intense stress. How he attempted to self-medicate his hurt. How despite being an intelligent surgeon and a loving father, he did the unimaginable.

Read more here:http://bit.ly/2MdhwgB

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