From the AMSA PPP: “[AMSA] SUPPORTS efforts undertaken by medical students, residents, medical schools and residency training programs to break down mental health stigma, increase open conversation regarding mental health, decrease the fear of professional consequences, recognize warning signs, and learn how to approach colleagues who may be at risk”.
Bringing the issue of physician and trainee burnout and suicide to light is immensely important. We can’t allow med students to suffer in silence while they fear repercussions for acting to better their mental health by utilizing mental health services.
We encourage AMSA members to support, watch, and talk about this film. Talking about these issues is one way to know that there is support, and no physician or trainee is alone in their pain. We can reduce physician and trainee suicide as a community.