Suicide is by no means limited to the health care profession - it's the biggest open secret in the workplace.


In The Hill, this piece, written by Vinita Parkash, who is a fellow Public Voices Fellow at Yale University, highlights the suicide epidemic in health care. I often cite the Harvard/Stanford studywhich indicates 120,000 deaths annually which may be attributable to workplace stress. In the work I have done in workplace bullying, the suicide epidemic is not limited to healthcare. Vinita refers to suicides she heard about though “the witness network” at work. Based on what many have told me over the last few years “the witness network” is alive and well in every sector of our society while many are dead due to suicide. People should be held accountable and criminal charges should be laid against an employer if an employee is driven to suicide or attempted suicide.