How could we rest When our children dying... I don’t know about nobody else but I woke up ready to change Ready to talk Ready to help.. We have to many Small organizations in #dc For this to keep happening... We have to many so called workers in #dc For nobody to pick up on bullying Or hate crimes We have to many people with power in #dc to just look away.... Ion care what nobody say I am a mother and a child I can’t imagine nor want this to happen again We can’t stop this because mental #illness is #genenic We can’t make nobody get #mental evaluated But if you love them people listen... #bullying starts at home.. #suicide starts with #mental#illness which also starts at home 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Check the homes
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I am one of these doctors who has lost colleagues to suicide. This is important read shared with us by @neuroradiology. Read it.
I put the link in my bio for now. If it’s gone just websearch the title.
“ #Bullying, #hazing and #sleep deprivation increase #suicide risk. #Medical#training is rampant with deplorable conditions — such as working nonstop for 24 hours or more — that are not permitted in other industries. Physicians report #hallucinations, life-threatening #seizures, #depression and suicide due to sleep deprivation. Fatigued #doctors have felt responsible for harming patients. Resident physicians are now “capped” at 28-hour shifts and 80-hour workweeks. If they “violate” work hours (by caring for patients), they can be forced to lie on their time cards or be written up as “inefficient” and sent to a psychiatrist for stimulant medications. Some doctors kill themselves for fear of harming a patient as a result of their extreme sleep deprivation.
Blaming doctors increases suicides. Words such as “burnout” are often employed by #medical institutions to shift #blame to doctors for their emotional distress while deflecting attention from unsafe working conditions. When doctors are punished with loss of residency positions or hospital privileges for occupationally-induced #mentalhealth conditions, they can become even more #hopeless and #desperate.”
This has been weighing heavy on my heart the past few days... I'm not sure why but suicide has been everywhere for me - mini docs showing up on my YouTube feed (with no related searching), in news stories, via sad news in my FB Fibro support group and in real life discussions, etc. It's been too obvious to miss.
I'd rather say something, following my gut, than regret not doing so later.
Please, if you're struggling, reach out. You are not alone. There is hope. 💕