"Do No Harm" Documentary about Physician Suicide Epidemic Now Available on Vimeo on Demand

LOS ANGELES - June 5, 2020 - PRLog -- The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the wide spread dysfunction in our healthcare system. The lack of support for front line healthcare workers has led to high rates of suicide and burnout that has been covered up for decades - until now. From two-time Emmy-winning producer Robyn Symon, the new documentary "Do No Harm," now available on Vimeo on Demand (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/donoharmfilm), reveals that doctor suicides are just the tip of the iceberg in an epidemic of depression, drug abuse, sleep deprivation and burnout that plagues the medical community.

At a time when we're facing an unprecedented doctor shortage, more than one million patients lose their doctors to suicide every year and because of the stigma of suicide, it's often covered up. "Do No Harm" follows four people bonded by tragedy on a mission to expose medicine's dirty secret. Doctors and medical students pull back the curtain on the causes and cover-up of the alarming rate of suicide of physicians, the highest rate among all professions and almost twice the general population.

The film also connects the link between a toxic medical system to the high rate medical errors including the preventable deaths of more than 250,000 people every year, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.

Learn more about the film at https://donoharmfilm.com/

About Producer/Director Robyn Symon
Robyn Symon is a two-time Emmy™ award-winning filmmaker specializing in documentaries and television series.

In 2007, Symon debuted in the indie film arena, producing, directing, and editing the feature documentary Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard about one of the most controversial pioneers of the multi-billion dollar self-help industry. It was acquired for international distribution by Screen Media Films. Other award-winning films include Behind the Blue Veil (Journeyman Pictures) about the war on terror in West Africa and Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride (XLRATOR Media) about transgender rights.

A former TV news reporter, Robyn has written and produced hundreds of hours of television programming for various networks including PBS, Travel Channel, NBC, Discovery, CNBC, HGTV, the Reelz and others. In addition to two Emmys, Robyn has been honored by the Associated Press, NABJ and three national Telly awards, among others.

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