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Healthcare industry takes on high physician suicide rates, mental health stigma By Maria Castellucci - Reprinted from Modern Healthcare

Dr. Michael Weinstein, a trauma surgeon at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, has suffered from depression for much of his life. Although he has received treatment throughout his two-decade career, Weinstein never discussed it with his colleagues, fearful they would perceive him as weak. “It was something I hid because of the associated stigma and also lack of awareness that many people in the profession would potentially be having similar types of issues,� he said. Then, in 2016, it got worse. Seemingly out of nowhere, he fell into a deep depression. It was so bad, he began to contemplate suicide. His wife forced Weinstein to see his primary-care physician, who convinced him to take a leave from work and admit himself to a psychiatric facility, where he underwent electroconvulsive therapy. >>

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