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The Elephant in the Middle of the Examining Room - Doctor Depression, Anxiety and Suicide
When you think about going to visit your doctor or health practitioner you most often think about a man or woman who has dedicated their lives to healing others. You may feel relief as you believe the doctor is here to help navigate you through whatever ails you. Rarely do you think beyond that and wonder, “How is my doctor doing today?”

Abraham Varghese teaches us in the “The Tennis Partner” that doctors are more than their persona. David, the talented resident, is much more than his depression, his addiction, his insecurities or his self-effacement.

Likewise, there are well documented accountings of interns, residents and doctors who, for many reasons, turn to drugs and take their own lives. This interactive presentation examines how to take care of the caretaker.

In fact, "more than 920,000 Americans lose their doctors to suicide each year."

Jul 26, 2018 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Louise Stanger, Ed.D, LCSW, CDWF, CIP
Dr. Louise Stanger has published on this issue in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, DB Resources, Journal of Alcohol Studies, and other media. Her articles on Doctors etc. have received national and international recognition. The San Diego Business Journal listed her as one of the "Top 10 Women Who Mean Business", and Quit Alcohol lists her as one of the Top 10 Interventionists in the country.