How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

By Kyle Jones, MD This was originally published on the American Academy of Family Physician’s Fresh Perspectives Blog  As both a physician and someone who suffers from depression and anxiety, I have been alarmed by what appears to be a dramatic rise in mental illness in our country. With this in mind, I was extremely saddened … More How Can Family Physicians Turn Back the Rising Suicide Rate?

A Physician’s Story of Mental Illness

 by Kyle Bradford Jones Note: This post originally appeared on the AAFP’s Fresh Perspectives blog, as well as KevinMD. Pamela Wible, MD, a family physician who is an expert in physician suicide prevention, recently asked other physicians why so many in the profession kill themselves. The answers were plentiful, tragic and not at all surprising. One physician … More A Physician’s Story of Mental Illness