The Federation of State Physician Health Programs and the Dead Doctors at Ridgeview-A Harbinger of the Medical Profession’s Current Suicide Epidemic

Deeply distressing story of Talbott’s Ridgeview Rehab program in which a string of suicides was alleged to have been related to the care provided there. And the same abusive model seems to have been replicated in “rehab” programs across the country.

Disrupted Physician

“There is enormous inertia—a tyranny of the status quo—in private and especially governmental arrangements. Only a crisis—actual or perceived—produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.” –Milton Friedman

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“Gentlemen, it is a disagreeable custom to which one is too easily led by the harshness of the discussions, to assume evil intentions. It is necessary to be gracious as to intentions; one should believe them good, and apparently they are; but we do not have to be gracious at all to inconsistent logic or to absurd reasoning. Bad logicians have committed more involuntary crimes than bad men have done intentionally.”–Pierre S. du Pont (September 25, 1790)

 “It is easier to believe a lie one…

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