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Mission
Statement
Doctor Lifeline works to expose and correct the conditions engendering the high rate 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 doctors each year. Physicians die from suicide at a rate twice that of the general population.

The culture of medicine discourages doctors from seeking help for burnout or depression. Other toxic factors include bewilderingly hostile workplace environments, loss of societal stature, excessive documentation and regulatory demands, litigation stress, inflexible poorly designed electronic health records, insurance company preemption of clinical decisions, and a prevailing perception of increasing powerlessness.


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We incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Florida. We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donations are tax-deductable. We seek experts to fulfill our education, intervention, and advocacy missions. We welcome collaboration with other suicide prevention organizations and professional societies.

"Physicians are smart, tough, durable, resourceful people. If there was a way to MacGyver themselves out of this situation by working harder, smarter, or differently, they would have done it already." -- Simon G. Talbot MD and Wendy Dean MD

"If the epidemic of physician suicide continues unabated, it will be because those of us who can see the underlying causes are not resourceful enough to overcome the forces of inertia, ignorance, and greed." -- Steven Reid MD
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