Blogs & Messaging

Physician Suicide Vocal CORD Blog Articles

  • Is your resident at risk for suicide? read
  • Suicide prophylaxis:  Form your tribe read
  • All OnBoard! The train to resident wellness read
  • Exploring an overlooked and underutilized resource:  The EAP read
  • Offboarding:  Minding the wellness gap read

Recommendations on Messaging with Suicide 

  • Language Matters:  Committed Suicide vs Completed Suicide vs Died by Suicide- (read)
  • Action Alliance Framework for Successful Messaging – This resource provides guidance for anyone who is messaging to the public about suicide and suicide prevention (with the exception of news and entertainment media) to help ensure that those messages are strategic, safe, contribute to a positive narrative, and follow applicable guidelines.
  • Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide – This resource, developed specifically for journalists and other members of the media, offers recommendations and examples of how to cover the topic of suicide without increasing risk.

Federation of State Medical Boards and Mental Health 

  • Unspoken: Doctor Depression and Suicide news article and powerful video
  • (2018) Supplemental Resource: Report and Recommendations of the FSMB Workgroup on Physician Wellness and Burnout. Journal of Medical Regulation: July 2018, Vol. 104, No. 2, pp. 37-48. read  
  • Arthur S. Hengerer, Mark L. Staz, and Humayun J. Chaudhry (2018) FSMB Efforts on Physician Wellness and Burnout. Journal of Medical Regulation: July 2018, Vol. 104, No. 2, pp. 14-16. read
  • Christine Moutier (2018) Physician Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach to Change. Journal of Medical Regulation: July 2018, Vol. 104, No. 2, pp. 7-13. read
  • Gold, K. J., L. B. Andrew, E. B. Goldman, and T. L. Schwenk. 2016. “I would never want to have a mental health diagnosis on my record”: A survey of female physicians on mental health diagnosis, treatment, and reporting. General Hospital Psychiatry 43:51-57. read

  • Gold, K.J., E.R. Shih, E.B. Goldman, and T.L. Schwenk. 2017. Do US medical licensing applications treat mental and physical illness equivalently? Family Medicine 49(6):464-467 read
  • Schroder R,Brazeau CM, Zackin F, Rovi S, Dickey J, Johnson MS, Keller, SE. 2009 Do state medical board applications violate the Americans with  disabilities act.   Acad Med 84(6):776-81. read