Doctor Lifeline
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Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at any time for free access to a trained crisis worker who will help provide support and share resources.
Mission Statement
Doctor Lifeline recognizes the impact of physician suicide. Reports of 400 U.S. physician suicides per year probably underestimate the actual occurrence rate. These tragic deaths deprive about 1 million patients of their doctor each year. Physicians commit suicide at a rate twice that of the general population. Doctors are more likely to kill themselves than almost any other profession.

We intend to identify and correct the factors influencing the high rate of physician suicide. Some of these include a culture discouraging doctors from seeking help for burnout or depression. Others include increasingly hostile workplace environments, loss of societal stature, excessive documentation and regulatory demands, anxiety over litigious patients, inflexible poorly designed electronic health records, insurance company preemption of clinical decisions, and a general feeling of increasing powerlessness.

Progress

We are currently in the initial stages of developing Doctor Lifeline. We have incorporated as a non-profit in the State of Florida. We intend to apply for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. We are seeking experts to fulfill our education, intervention, and advocacy missions. We welcome collaboration with other suicide prevention organizations and professional societies.
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