Very few outside of medicine understand the true extent of the emotional and physical abuse endured by front line health care professionals.

We’ve been silent for too long, accepting atrocious, inhumane, and sometimes deadly behavior by patients — and occasionally fellow colleagues — as part of our “job description.” This has to end. It’s time we stopped harming our healers.

We created this video (inspired by Say Something by Great Big World & Christina Aguilera) because we felt that we needed to say something…but beyond that, we need to do something. Send this to your congressional representative. Share it with your administration. Send it to friends who don’t understand what it’s like to be bitten, punched, clawed at, and called horrible names—all while being made to feel it’s somehow your fault. It’s time we were #silentnomore.

The YouTube version above features harmony vocals from psychiatrist and Z-Pac member Dr. Michele LaGrone, MD. We’re so grateful to have her amazing talent on this track! The Facebook version below features just me. Thanks to the amazing Devin Moore for the arrangement and audio engineering, and for coaching me on how to sing what turned out to be a really, really hard piece.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support this movement on Patreon. Your support makes videos like this—which no corporate sponsor would touch—possible. Thank you for helping us give you a voice.

 


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Say something, I won’t give up on you

I’ll be the one, if you want me to

Anywhere, I should’ve followed you

Say something, I won’t give up on you
And I am feeling so small

It was over my head

I did nothing at all
And I did stumble and fall

I’m just trying to care

But they say it’s my fault
Say something, I won’t give up on you

I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you

Anyway, I should’ve followed you

Say something, I won’t give up on you
And I still hide this inside

I went in this for love

Now I’m wondering why
Say something, I won’t give up on you

And I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you

And anywhere, I would have followed you

Oh, oh, oh, oh say something, I won’t give up on you
Say something, we won’t give up on you

Say something