Suicide in Doctors - A deeply moving and powerful YODPod episode. That is all we can say.
Dr Elizabeth Sizer tragically died by suicide in 2016. She was a loving cousin to Dr Dan Gearon, our YOD CEO & Founder - and devoted sister to Kate, our inspirational podcast guest.
You Okay, Doc? was created in loving memory of Dr Liz Sizer.
Heartbreakingly, it is reported that a doctor takes their own life every 3 weeks in the UK - and that was before the pandemic. Our charity exists to try to ensure no doctor ever needs to feel like that again.
Thank you to all that took part in this deeply powerful and moving conversation.
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