suicide

“Ending depression, ending stigma, ending social isolation, ending fear, ending suicide!”

Why I am doing this

About 15 years ago a man named Hamza Brimah MD committed suicide in the Mississippi Delta. I was devastated. He was an infectious diseases physician, friend, and mentor. Eventually, I followed in Dr. Brimah’s footsteps and pursued a career in infectious diseases. I felt grateful and excited to be following my passion.

But then, in the summer of 2018 I found myself struggling with depression and passive suicidal ideation. That’s why I started a 500 mile journey against fear and mental illness, On August 16th, one week into my 500 mile journey, my friend Duk Rae Noh died from apparent suicide, and I decided enough was enough.

I hope you will join me in this 500 mile journey against suicide and mental illness. I’m not asking for money, just your energy and effort.

What you can do to help

Please join me in this quest. Let me know if you want a t-shirt and please share with friends/ family on social media.

 

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my miles

8/16/18 thursday- 20 miles biking to waltham. total: 20

8/17/18 friday– 3 miles in boston. total: 23

8/18/18 saturday- 2 miles in boston. total: 25

8/19/18 sunday– 3 miles  in boston. total: 28

8/20/18 monday– 10 miles. total: 38

8/21/18 tuesday- 5 miles. total: 43

8/22/18 wednesday- 3 miles: total: 46

8/23/18 thursday- 4 miles: total: 50

8/24/18 friday: 3 miles: total: 53

8/25/18 saturday: 5 miles: total: 58

8/26/18 sunday: 1 mile: total: 59

8/27/18 monday 2 miles: total: 61

8/28/18 tuesday 4 miles: total: 65

8/29/18 wednesday 5 miles: total: 70

8/30/18 thursday 3 miles: total: 73

8/31/18 friday 4 miles: total: 77

9/1/18 saturday 4 miles: total: 81

9/2/18 sunday 3 miles: total: 80

9/3/18 monday 3 miles: total: 83

9/4/18 tuesday 3 miles: total: 86

9/5/18 wednesday 4 miles: total: 90

9/6/18 today 3;total 93

9/7/18 today 4;total 97

9/8/18 today 5;total 102

9/9/18 today 4;total 106

9/10/18 today 3;total 109

9/11/18 today 4;total 113

9/12/18 today 4;total 117

9/13/18 today 5;total 122

9/14/18 today 6;total 128

9/15/18 today 3;total 131

9/16/18 today 5;total 136

9/17/18 today 2;total 138

9/18/18 today 6;total 144

9/19/18 today 3;total 147

9/20/18 today 4;total 151

9/21/18 today 3;total 154

9/22/18 today 4;total 158

9/23/18 today 6;total 164

9/24/18 today 3;total 167

9/25/18 today 6;total 173

9/26/18 today 3;total 176

9/27/18 today 3;total 179

9/28/18 today 6;total 185

9/29/18 today 6;total 191

9/30/18 today 5;total 196

10/1/18 today 4;total 200

10/2/18 today 3;total 203

10/3/18 today 7;total 210

If you have thoughts about suicide, I suggest calling the national suicide prevention hotline, 1-800-273-8255. I called back in July and it was helpful.

We shall overcome the stigma of mental illness, and help people become healthy again. Happiness is possible, if we embrace the field of integrative medicine, which combines the best of conventional wisdom and alternative therapies.

Thanks!

Best regards,

Philip Albert Lederer MD

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With my son when he was a baby (he’s three years old now).
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Riding my bicycle 500 miles around boston
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My little dog is is mounted on the handlebars. his name is Rhett, like the boston university Terrier, even though he is a dalmation