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Physician Suicide Is a Daily Occurrence

Depression, burnout, and overwhelm have become status quo

Photo: Haris Mulaosmanovic/EyeEm/Getty Images

Dr. Lorna M. Breen was the medical director of the emergency department at a hospital in New York. While caring for patients, she contracted Covid-19. She recovered and returned to work caring for patients. Then, on a brief vacation in April at home, Breen took her own life. Her colleagues describe…

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