Dr. Michael Myers became a survivor of suicide at the age of 19, when he lost his friend to suicide. Since then, he has dedicated his life and profession to suicide awareness, support and prevention. His story reminds us that there’s light and hope at the end of the tunnel.
Dr. Michael Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and immediate past Vice-Chair of Education and Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author or co-author of eight books the most recent of which are “Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared” and “Touched by Suicide: Hope and Healing After Loss” (with Carla Fine). He is a recent past president (and emeritus board member) of the New York City Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a member of the Clinician Survivors Task Force of the American Association of Suicidology. Dr Myers became a survivor of suicide at the age of 19 when he lost one of his medical school roommates to suicide. He lectures extensively throughout North America and beyond.
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