Doctors have the highest rate of suicide

Today is National Doctor’s Day.  ⠀⠀  Here is something you may, or may not know—But you may want to.  ⠀⠀  Doctors' Suicide Rate is the Highest of Any Profession  ⠀⠀  In fact, One doctor commits suicide in the U.S. every day.  ⠀⠀  Doctors who die by suicide often have untreated depression or other mental illnesses, including high rates of alcoholism and substance abuse.  ⠀⠀  Just like in the general population, A major barrier to solving this phenomenon is STIMGA —One study found that 50% of doctors would not seek help because of stigma; Much higher than the general population.  ⠀⠀  We can do better — We can do better within the profession, and as a society. We can all do a better job of taking care of each other, and ourselves.  ⠀⠀  We are only as sick as our secrets.  ⠀⠀  One love ❤️ ☮️  ⠀⠀  #NationalDoctorsDay #suicide #MentalHealth #ipreview via @preview.app

Today is National Doctor’s Day.

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Here is something you may, or may not know—But you may want to.

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Doctors' Suicide Rate is the Highest of Any Profession

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In fact, One doctor commits suicide in the U.S. every day.

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Doctors who die by suicide often have untreated depression or other mental illnesses, including high rates of alcoholism and substance abuse.

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Just like in the general population, A major barrier to solving this phenomenon is STIMGA —One study found that 50% of doctors would not seek help because of stigma; Much higher than the general population.

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We can do better — We can do better within the profession, and as a society. We can all do a better job of taking care of each other, and ourselves.

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We are only as sick as our secrets.

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One love ❤️ ☮️

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#NationalDoctorsDay #suicide #MentalHealth #ipreview via @preview.app