We Burn Out, We Break, We Die: Medical Schools Must Change Their Culture to Preserve Medical Student Mental Health

Christopher Thomas Veal
Submitted: May, 2021

The author explores medical student depression and suicide through the lens of the author’s personal struggle during the first 2 years of medical school. While the author’s story is unique, other medical students have also faced challenges that have led them to consider a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Although resources are available, stigma represents a significant barrier for students as they decide whether to seek help. Students fear that