Jumping off hospital rooftops, hanging themselves in janitorial closets, overdosing on drugs—they’re A students and their suicides are often like well-planned school projects. Doctors are our healers, yet they have the highest rate of suicide among any profession. Medical students and families of physicians touched by suicide come out of the shadows to expose this silent epidemic and the truth about a sick healthcare system that not only drives our brilliant young doctors to take their own lives but puts patients lives at risk too.
Robyn Symon is a two-time Emmy winning Producer/Director and has produced programming for many national networks including PBS, The Travel Channel, CNBC and DISCOVERY HEALTH. Robyn began her career as a TV news reporter in Texas before joining the PBS station WPBT in Miami, where she produced documentaries, public affairs programs, and the TV series Florida!, which ran for six seasons on The Travel Channel, and the docu-series Voices of Vision, hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon, which focused on the work of non-profit organizations worldwide. Robyn also produced the medical series Health & Family airing on the Discovery Health network and the TV special Living with HIV.
Robyn debuted in the indie film arena in 2007 producing, directing and editing the feature documentary Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard about one of the most controversial pop cultural figures of our time. The film was picked up at its premiere for international distribution by Screen Media Films and Universal for digital rights. In 2013 Robyn produced and directed Behind the Blue Veil, a feature documentary about the nomadic Tuareg which was acquired by Journeyman Pictures for international distribution. Her most recent film, Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride!, was selected for a prestigious Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellowship and will premiere at a Miami film festival in April 2016. In addition to two Emmys, Robyn has been honored with 3 national Telly awards; 2 national NABJ awards and honors by both the Associated Press and UPI.