September 17th is Physician Suicide Awareness Day
On Physician Suicide Awareness Day, the Committee of Interns and Residents honors the lives of healers lost to suicide and commits to fighting for systemic change. In New York, NYC Health + Hospitals resident physicians are organizing through the Committee of Interns and Residents and demanding change to the root drivers of resident burnout, depression, and suicide at a historic NYC Council hearing on September 24, 2021. Long before the COVID-19 crisis, rampant long work hours, cultures of hazing and bullying, student debt and a lack of mental health services in residency put these frontline physicians in danger across the country. It’s time to care for the people who care for us. Follow @cirseiu on Facebook and Instagram for more info about how to stream the hearing.