Prevent Physician Suicide With These TMA Tools
By Tammy Wishard

When suicide hits close to home in the physician community, its impact can be devastating. The Texas Medical Association offers resources aimed at prevention.

Physician suicides occur at a rate similar to that of the general population, based on recent studies that explored data from the National Violent Death Reporting System. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the effects of stress, burnout, and distress among physicians.

To emphasize the importance of mental health treatment and prevention, TMA offers CME courses that are free for members, plus other resources to help physicians better deal with stressors:

In addition, TMA’s PBF Wellness Fund offers financial assistance to physicians who may need treatment for conditions that impact their ability to practice medicine.

Last Updated On

April 05, 2022

Originally Published On

September 16, 2021

Tammy Wishard

Account Manager, Division of Communications and Marketing

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Tammy Wishard

Tammy Wishard is an account manager in TMA’s Marketing Department. She works with TMA’s Office of Trust Fund Administration and other departments to help communicate the broad range of services and resources TMA offers its members. She has a 25-plus-year history with TMA, where she started as a writer/editor. Tammy, a proud Iowa native, is a graduate of Abilene Christian University.

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