31 After a Suicide | A Toolkit for Physician Residency/Fellowship Programs him/her or not. Some of you may find you’re having difficulty concentrating, and others may find that diving into your work is a good distraction. We have counselors available to help us deal with this sad loss. If you’d like to talk to a counselor, just let us know. Sometimes physicians, when confronted by the death of a colleague, feel responsible. They wonder if there was “something that they missed.” First, remember, that [NAME] was a colleague, a friend, and that [NAME] was not your patient. No one has the ability to predict death. We do know that talk saves lives. If your gut instinct tells you something is different about a fellow resident’s behavior, have a conversation and listen to them, and if you are concerned encourage them to seek help and consider letting [NAME OF APPROPRIATE LOCAL PERSON] know. This is a time to take a moment to be together, to remember [NAME] in our grief, and to support one another. Please remember that we are all here for you.