Preventing Physician Suicide – Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation

September 17, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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This show deals with a dangerous but unknown reality – According to the American Federation of Suicide Prevention, 300 to 400 doctors in the US die by suicide each year. That is more than double the rate of the general population. Why? In this show Corey Feist, JD, health care executive and Co-Founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation brings us up close and personal to the causes and necessary actions for prevention of physician suicide. He will share the story of Dr. Lorna Breen, an experienced ER doctor at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital who worked with COVID-19 patients, contracted COVID, returned to work and ultimately died by suicide. Her story illuminates the dangerous expectations internalized by medical professionals, the understandable reality of burnout, depression, moral injury and the stigma of mental health needs and treatment. He will discuss the exacerbation of this reality by COVID-19 and consider steps for protection and care of those who care for us.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 35 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored "Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress." She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, bullying, pets, military, managing stress, infidelity, sexual violence, bereavement and building resilience. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She has given testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 340 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Military Mom Talk Radio,Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. From 2013- 2015, Suzanne hosted Psych Up on CoSozo radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Starting in 2015, her show, "Psych Up Live," airs globally on VoiceAmerica and has had 140 episodes, available as podcasts on VoiceAmerica, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher,etc.

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