You’ll see physician suicide statistics published online, or perhaps you’ll even hear them in conversations around you, but statistics don’t have the same impact as hearing a personal story.
In late 2019, Dr. Matthew Gall was one of those physicians who tragically died by suicide, leaving his family and friends reeling to understand what happened. By all accounts Dr. Gall was a lover of life and happy guy. His suicide was an unexpected, heartbreaking and traumatizing event for his family and friends, that they continue to cope with today. This interview with Betsy Gall, Matthew’s wife, shares their story, the impact his death has had on their lives, and what they hope to accomplish by sharing it.
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