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Doctors Reckon With High Rate Of Suicide In Their Ranks

[protected-iframe id="f1cee70ee6a3f50689c159a00345c462-7618883-121704370" info="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/634217947/634217948" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"] Alarms go off so frequently in emergency rooms, doctors barely notice. And then a colleague is wheeled in on a gurney, clinging to life, and that alarm becomes a deafening wake-up call. “It’s devastating,” said Dr. Kip Wenger, recalling a 33-year-old physician and friend who died by suicide in 2015. “This is a young, healthy person who has everything in the world ahead of them.” The medical profession is built on the myth that its workers are all highly conditioned athle...

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