Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Mr. Doherty. I think this is so well received by everyone because it is a very worthwhile thing.
In my profession, I know we deal with it on two ends. First of all, physicians are the ones who are often called upon to treat this, but what is not always appreciated as well is that health care professionals are in fact the victims of this as well—both physicians and nurses. When I was in residency, my medical school had three suicides in a 15-month period, so we're familiar with it. One of the things we had noticed was that we hadn't actually had a lot of instruction in this. It wasn't part of our curriculum, and like in many other professions, you have senior members who don't believe it's a thing. Why are these people troubled? They're not our patients. We are only supposed to treat patients. Physician, heal thyself. I said this in another meeting, that I believe there's a special place in hell for whoever wrote the phrase, “Physician, heal thyself”.
Among the stakeholders you spoke to, these medical professionals, was there any talk about how this might lead to changes in curriculum and instruction of physicians in how to deal with this?