Saturday, May 2, 2020

"Do No Harm" Documentary about Physician Suicide Epidemic Hosts Live Virtual Screenings in May and Premieres on Vimeo on Demand in June

 In honor of Mental Health Awareness month being observed in May and in light of the recent suicides by doctors tirelessly and courageously working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, the documentary "Do No Harm" from two-time Emmy-winning producer Robyn Symon will have live virtual screening and panel discussions every Sunday in May. Previous panel discussions have featured Symon along with several prominent physicians and psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School, UC San Diego School of Medicine, and the National Physician Support Line. To register and see the full schedule of events visit

Additionally, "Do No Harm" will premiere on Vimeo on Demand June 1.

About "Do No Harm"
"Do No Harm" by two-time Emmy winning producer, Robyn Symon, 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. "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. At a time when we're facing wan unprecedented doctor shortage, more than one million patients lose their doctors to suicide every year yet because of the stigma of suicide, it's often covered up.

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.

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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