Walgreens store Manager commits suicide
I wanted to share this video to bring light to the terrible working conditions. Of course, I wanted to show it to prepharms, but you know I probably will get banned, but the more this information gets spread around, hopefully people might start to boycott Walgreens. This is sincerely a sad state of affairs , and I am disgusted by the dishonest lack of Empathy from Walgreens. I hope this family can sue Walgreens so that they can get some closure. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rx1992 Tags: Job Market Source Type: forums

Borderline Personality Disorder as a "dumping ground" diagnosis for chronic suicidality?
Has anyone else noticed that clinicians seem to be assuming that chronic suicidality equals a definitive diagnosis of BPD more and more, without doing a good differential? I mean, with chronic suicidality, BPD should definitely be on the differential list, but it's not the only disorder that can lead to this (MDD, Persistent Depressive Disorder, PTSD, etc), nor is it sufficient to diagnosis BPD in and of itself. It remains me of the old (and still somewhat prevalent) idea that non-suicidal... Borderline Personality Disorder as a "dumping ground" diagnosis for chronic suicidality? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Dealing with malingering
How do you deal with a patient with chronic suicidality and many similar presentations of coming to the ED and saying they are suicidal add whatever you like meth use, alchohol, HI, agitations/aggressive behavior, telling you he wants housing, etc. Do you discharge a patient even if they are telling you they are going to leave and kill them selves or telling you they are actively suicidal? I know we all have dealt with patients like this before so id like some insight on ways you approach... Dealing with malingering (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: oldiebutgoodie1211 Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide among medical students: is the EPM doing more harm than good?
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Source: BMJ Comments - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Dealing with the fact that some clients are just... bad people
More of a philosophical question than a clinical one, but it's something that I think about sometimes in my work, due to focusing on both suicide (heavily grounded in the belief that all lives are inherently worth continuing) and trauma/violence (grounded in the fact that people sometimes do truly awful things)... How do we manage the fact that some of our clients may be just bad people while still treating them with unconditional positive regard and providing optimal clinical care? I'm... Dealing with the fact that some clients are just... bad people (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: futureapppsy2 Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Top EM doc who treated COVID patients dies by suicide
April 27, 2020 | 2:38 PM A top emergency room doctor at a major Manhattan hospital died by suicide Sunday, according to her father. Dr. Lorna M. Breen, medical director of the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, died in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she was staying with family, her father said in an interview. Her father, Dr. Philip C. Breen, said she had described devastating scenes of the toll the coronavirus took on patients. “She tried to do her job, and it... Top EM doc who treated COVID patients dies by suicide (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jkdoctor Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Unmatched EM applicant commits suicide
Leigh Sundem Memorial Scholarship | Center for Addiction Recovery | Georgia Southern University Leigh Sundem, MD, was one of the most gifted, driven, inspiring, and authentic individuals to ever graduate from Georgia Southern University. Her story is one of incredible resilience, dedication, and compassion. It was Leigh's wish that her family and friends find a way to honor her death, and... jphcoph.georgiasouthern.edu It seems the match system may have played some degree of fault in this tragic death. I wonder if there is any way to improve u...
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stemi8 Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Declining fellowship offer
I was offered an out of match fellowship position and accepted it 2 days ago. Now, due to family issues It would not be ideal for me to relocate to that area. Is there a way I can withdraw my acceptance (I haven’t sign the intent letter or anything whatsoever, just email agreement) or would it be profesional suicide? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Not NPO Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

WAMC/Looking for school list help from my fellow quarantinees
cGPA: 3.93 sGPA: 3.90 MCAT: 515 Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences MA resident (becoming an SC resident in July 2020), ORM Activities: Clinical experience Worked as a mental health assistant in a locked psych unit for a summer between semesters for about 370 hours. Had to do patient intake screenings, do wellness checks on patients every 15 mins, record patient notes for incoming staff, do one-on-one suicide watches, etc. Started working as an anesthesia tech 2... WAMC/Looking for school list help from my fellow quarantinees (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kajkid2 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Re: Overstretched NHS services are sending suicidal students back to universities for help
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Source: BMJ Comments - March 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Friendly advice about the financial crisis
For the newbies: during the last financial crisis, there was a substantially increased need for psychologists. It's strange that when the economy gets worse, we are in more demand. Old people feared for their retirements, and not having anything to give for their inheritances. Middle aged people feared for their job and station in life. Young people had trouble finding work due to the increased competition from middle aged lay offs. Disability claims skyrocketed. Suicide rates and... Friendly advice about the financial crisis (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PsyDr Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

What does Admissions look for when viewing Extracurriculars Activities? How does one set themselves apart?
With the sheer amount of applications, it really seems that unique students like the "Triathlete trombonist" or the "Salsa-Dancer with a PhD" have a greater chance of getting in, and applicants are encouraged to do things that set them apart- so you see people on here working at prisons, serving at suicide hotlines, and doing all of this really neat stuff I didn't know you could do. However, I am afraid of coming across as "basic" as I volunteer at a middle school, soup kitchen. nursing home... What does Admissions look for when viewing Extracurriculars Activities? How does one set themselves...
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 9, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: swim97 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

expert witnesses?
Had a patient 2.5 years ago who committed suicide on oxycodone I had prescribed. Was taking 6 5/325s of oxycodone per day for cervical and lumbar spondylosis. No history of suicidal ideation, scored 2 on the ORT, PMP always good, no early refills. Was a patient for ten years. Was getting botox for cervicogenic headache (rebound excluded) every 3 months. Seen by me (not NPs) every 3 months. UDS 1X per year and narcotic contract. Had one UDS 5 years ago that tested well below threshold of... expert witnesses? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hawkeye2009 Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Veterinary Medicine vs. Human Medicine
Thread Starter Veterinary Medicine vs. Human Medicine Follow 40 minutes ago 40m ago Those taking either veterinary courses or medical courses could help me out here! I am deciding which of veterinary medicine or human medicine to go into. I love animals so much, and I have enjoyed my experience at veteri...
Source: The Student Room - February 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: pinkpig1 Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Beth Darnall, PhD, Says De-Prescribing Can Be Risky...
Life after opioids: 'We have not served our patients well' More than 3 million Australians are living with chronic pain, and the medical system is struggling to help them as it turns away from its reliance on opioids www.theguardian.com “You may have a patient that has been on a stable dose of opioids for 10 years, and then you start de-prescribing. We are now exposing them to new risks for opioid overdose, for suicidality, for actual suicide, for withdrawal symptoms, for increased pain.” People living in chronic pain are a hi...
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Suicide trends in the US, 1900 - 2019
For some time, I have been trying to track down an Excel sheet of the suicide rate in the US over the past many decades so I could see for myself how it was really changing (people say it's going up recently, but is that meaningful when looked at more broadly than just the past 1-2 decades?). Unfortunately, I couldn't find this anywhere. So I went through the CDC's website where you can find the old published "Vital Statistics of the United States" and entered the data in Excel myself. I... Suicide trends in the US, 1900 - 2019 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: hamstergang Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

WAMC? Advice Needed. Nontrad with Low gpa. LONG.
My grades dropped significantly a few years ago. I was depressed after I lost a court case against an abuser, then a relative died and it ripped my family to pieces. I became addicted to drugs, was kicked out, fired, and almost lost my brother to suicide. It all lead to me getting several semesters of Ws and Ds/Fs. I eventually received my associates degree spring of 2018 in Social & Behavioral Science (oh the irony), but with a 3.0 gpa. I was able to do this after seeking counseling... WAMC? Advice Needed. Nontrad with Low gpa. LONG. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lovevetmed Tags: What are my Chances? WAMC Veterinary Source Type: forums

Air pollution is linked to depression and suicide
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Source: BMJ Comments - December 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Getting into medical school with my stats...
Hi everyone! I just graduated with a degree in biochemistry. My overall GPA is a 3.34 with my last semester being a 4.0. I am taking the MCAT this year but my practice exams were around 510. My gpa is low because I go to an extremely competitive school and we have trimesters. Had a really rough couple of years with a friend trying to commit suicide then a surgery and much more. So it was hard to catch up. I have good ECs! I was a VP and president of my sorority, co-president of women in... Getting into medical school with my stats... (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Premed in need Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Deny applicants who object to performing abortions and physician assisted suicide?
Medical schools should deny applicants who object to provide abortion, assisted death: bioethicist Udo Schuklenk says screening out would-be doctors who would object to providing health care on conscience grounds would avoid debates over things like Alberta's Bill 207. globalnews.ca this seems crazy to me... anyone else think this is crazy? I’m all about letting people get the healthcare they want, but forcing me to do an elective procedure seems out of line. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cornfed101 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Specialties with highest suicide rates
Recently saw this from Pamela Wible, whos been tracking suicide rates for the past some years. She had 10 names in 2012, now 1363. Anesthesiology as expected is #1 by far. Thought this would be interesting to see for some of you (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anbuitachi Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide among medical students -- Suicidal ideation among medical students in China
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Source: BMJ Comments - October 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Help on Why I want to be a Doctor (Controversial)
Hi Everybody, This is a throwaway account because this topic is a little sensitive. I have an interview coming up and I have been going through the standard preparation for it. The only question that I have been hesitant on is why I wanted to become a doctor. My reason was that 8 years ago in the 8th grade, due to crappy things going on and not thinking clearly, I attempted suicide. It is something I regret ever having done, and I have moved on with a much more positive outlook on life... Help on Why I want to be a Doctor (Controversial) (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rambosmith912 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Suicide risk assesment
I hear this term being used a lot. What exactly does this mean? I’m in the ED being consulted to see a pt. I talk to the pt find out exactly what’s going on, do a comprehensive psych evaluation exploring suicidal ideation, past psych history, etc. I don’t really understand what a suicide risk assesment is. Is it a questionnaire I’m supposed to read off of? Or is it simply talking to the pt about his suicidal ideation and all that that entails like past thoughts, plans etc. in other words. Is... Suicide risk assesment (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Merely Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

RE: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide terminology. Success for whom?
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Higher risk of suicide in women doctors Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff. But suicide is just the last act.
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

For profit psych hospitals
What do you guys think of working at a place like this? Some of the stories I’ve read are very shady. What kind of doctors work at these places? Why would a doctor want to work here if they pressure you to act unethically? UHS can't dodge claims it held patients illegally, investors say: Shareholders who have been in a legal fight with Universal Health Services since 2017 have argued the King of Prussia, Pa.-based hospital operator can't dismiss claims it fueled revenues by exaggerating patients' risk of suicide and involuntarily commi...
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Merely Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Re: Clare Gerada: Preventing suicide in medical staff
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide among medical students
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Re: Suicide prevention in England
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Psychologist taking patients off suicide precaution.
Op-Ed: Replacing psychiatrists in jails is dangerous The Justice Department has acknowledged that Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking, was taken off www.theintell.com Just wondering what your thoughts are on this article. I’ve interacted with two psychiatrists and multiple physicians who had stated psychologists learn suicide risk assessments from internet videos. Some have also said psychologists do not even have the right training to diagnosis and treat mental illness. I think it’s d...
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: BorderlineQueen Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England - new suicide prevention minister appointed
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Associations between gabapentinoids and suicidal behaviour, unintentional overdoses, injuries, road traffic incidents, and violent crime: population based cohort study in Sweden
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Fun thread: Could other people tell that you are a premed by the contents of your wallet?
In my wallet I have my Wilderness First Responder card, effective Communication in the healthcare setting card, Suicide and mental health awareness card, and a sheet with the Arabic Alphabet. What do you have in your wallet that may give away the fact that you are a premed? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MemeLord Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

The medical and scientific professions persist in ignoring the potential contribution of psychiatric drugs to suicide
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Adverse drug effects and suicide
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England. Scotland as an example; why Governments are getting it so wrong.
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England - what is missing here?
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Suicide prevention in England
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Saw a school Psychologist once, will I be disqualified from HPSP
I was having a hard semester and so I decided to talk to a school psychologist once. It wasn't for anything suicidal, just family and grade issues. This was 2 years ago, and I have never had to seek help since. My school said everything was confidential, however I think there may be an exception for the government/military. Should I tell my recruiter about this when I apply? And if I do tell them, will this disqualify me from receiving the scholarship? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dentist409 Tags: Military Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: New standard of proof for suicide at inquests in England and Wales
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

I repeated 1st year - Thoughts? Advice?
So I repeated 1st year I am a US student in the south. I would say it was due to 1) not knowing how to quickly adapt to the change in quantity and quality of material being presented AND 2) I went through a very emotional relationship and breakup in which the person I was dating was very depressed and suicidal throughout. Since then I never repeated anything else got through the curriculum well Step 1 was literally average and Step 2 in the 230s. I am wanting to do Peds and I am interested... I repeated 1st year - Thoughts? Advice? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lalamamus1 Tags: ERAS, SOAP, and NRMP Match Source Type: forums