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Dr. Michael F. Myers and Carla Fine, co-authors of Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss, share personal experiences of dealing with suicide and discuss the importance of being honest and open about mental health in the medical community. 

About Dr. Myers

Dr. Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and the Immediate Past Vice Chair Education and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

He is the author or co-author of eight books and over 150 articles, book chapters, letters, book reviews and 8 videotapes covering a range of topics in psychiatry. His two most recent books are “Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared” and “The Physician As Patient: A Clinical Handbook for Mental Health Professionals” (co-authored with Dr. Glen Gabbard)

In an effort to “practice what he preaches” he keeps fit by swimming and riding his bike around Central Park. He’s also been taking weekly piano lessons for an undisclosed length of time. He’s been gently advised by many significant others not to quit his day job!

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About Carla Fine

Carla Fine is the author of nine books, including No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One; Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss; Strong, Smart, and Bold: Empowering Girls for Life; and Married to Medicine: An Intimate Portrait of Doctors' Wives. She lectures frequently throughout the U.S. and internationally about how suicide affects those who have been left behind. Carla lives in New York City and her website is www.carlafine.


No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One by Carla Fine

Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss by Michael F. Myers and Carla Fine

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