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National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
September 17, 2020
The primary purpose of the event is to create a day to commemorate colleagues lost to suicide and to raise awareness about the issue internally and externally by shedding a light on it. Through this, we hope that we will lessen the stigma for physicians and all other clinicians to speak about their struggles either privately or openly – and seek help.
“Our goal, not to lose one.” – Thomas J. Nasca, MD MACP
In order to address the issue of physician suicide, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), in collaboration with AAEM, ACEP, ACOEP, EMRA, RSA, RSO, and SAEM have come together to annually dedicate September 17 as National Physician Suicide Awareness (NPSA) Day.