Year: 1989 Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal, v. 140, no.6, (March 15, 1989), p.588 SIEC No: 19890514

This letter discusses the death of the author’s colleague after the lack of intervention measures when this colleage became depressed and suicidal. The author recognizes the high risk of suicide in the medical field and suggests there is a gap between the person in trouble and the help available. He suggests that people be appointed in each district to whom anyone noticing signs of trouble in a colleague could go. This group would be responsible for seeing that the sufferer got appopriate help.