A subject we all seem to shy away from. And yet I am guessing it has been around for a long time and seems in my observance to be on the increase. Certainly amongst the medical field.
The root word is from latin sui – self and cidiim – killing, not even really a fair description.
What bugs me more is the judgement. The condemnation, never mind of some. I feel that to a large degree is it because we are not connected any more and that the lack of true “support” across the board reigns. It seems we are all islands.
And yet it could be different. We could “support” people at large more and actually “be” there for people at large.
We have become shallower in our dealings with humans. Human to human is a connection we don’t seem to have anymore. And it is sad.
Suicide is a comment on our society and it is sad.
Not long ago I thought it was dentists that had the highest rate of all professions, medical doctors seem to have taken the lead and how very very sad this is. The healing profession seems unable to heal itself and yet is it as simple as that? What lurks beneath the murky surface of this awful predicament that has surfaced. Ego ? Burn-out? The eternal yearning to be the best? Denigration ? Putting people down? Army style? Again and again? Relentless hours? Death witnessed firsthand uncountable times and the expectation that you walk out the room and have a cuppa????
Surely we can find the roots, and deal with them? Academia at large are seemingly unaccountable – should that not change?
Lives being lost as we speak – fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers.
Sad, sad. Is there something YOU can do today? Or will you choose to remain silent and impotent.