Nearly 30 percent of American medical students are depressed, and one in 10 have thought about suicide. And it’s actually even worse for practicing physicians. There’s widespread job dissatisfaction, high rates of depression, and doctors have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession in the United Sates.
ASHA Storyteller Diane Kaufman, MD is a poet, artist, and Child Psychiatrist. She is also a suicide survivor, and has Bipolar II Disorder. Diane wants to share her story to break the silence & end the stigma surrounding mental illness. And remind us all that hope is real, and change is possible.