To the Editor: "A Physician’s Suicide," a clinical case conference by Herbert Hendin, M.D., et al. (1), is an excellent case study and opportunity to learn from one’s prior experience. It takes courage to present unsuccessful attempts to save a life. Many residents in training and psychiatrists beginning their careers have not had sufficient experience or conviction that psychodynamic psychotherapy, in combination with medication, is frequently the most effective and, in this case, potentially lifesaving treatment. While it is true that not all suicides are preventable, in my opinion, this one might have been.