WEBINAR: Physician Suicide: One Family’s Story of Unthinkable Loss, Pain, Awareness and Growth

Date: September 15th, 2021 @ 12:00 PM CST

Organizers: Betsy Gall & VITAL WorkLife


Online — Click HERE to watch the recording!


In late 2019, Dr. Matthew Gall tragically died by suicide. In the wake of his death, Matthew’s family was shattered and heartbroken, left to process an unthinkable loss. In this webinar, Matthew’s wife, Betsy Gall, shares Matthew’s story and her journey through the grief and coping process.

Betsy wants to raise awareness about the growing issue of physician suicide, in hopes of preventing other families from experiencing such a tragic loss. Sarah Prom, Senior Director of Solution Delivery at VITAL WorkLife, sat down with Betsy Gall to discuss Matthew’s situation leading up to his death and how Betsy is using her voice to start conversations around suicide and mental health.

You can also read Betsy Gall's story, and access additional resources HERE

Learning Objectives:

  • Raise awareness about the growing issue and prevalence of physician suicide 
  • Normalize talking about mental health issues
  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, suicide and asking for help

Click the video below to watch the recording:







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About the Speakers

Betsy Gall

Betsy Gall and her three children, Grady, Gavin, Sophie, and their dog, Liberty, reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Betsy is an active real estate agent in Minneapolis and the surrounding metro area. Betsy is working on a book about her husband’s suicide and her journey in faith. Hopefully it will get done one day! 

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Sarah Prom, MA, LPC, ODCP

Sarah leads the Solution Delivery Team for VITAL WorkLife and serves as a Senior Consultant and Practice Lead for the Consulting and the Training and Education solution. She started with VITAL WorkLife in 2014 and has over 15 years of counseling, coaching, training and mediation experience. Sarah received her Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Dakota and is a licensed Professional Counselor in North Dakota and Minnesota. Sarah resides in Fargo, North Dakota with her husband Ryan and their two children, Connor and Linden. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and photography. 

Interested in Learning More?

VITAL WorkLife offers a unique Physician Well Being Resources solution built with coaching and counseling resources to help address and guide physicians and their families through any challenging situation. 

If you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255. Their Lifeline Chat is also available 24/7.