Nurses are at a higher risk of suicide than the general population according to the findings of the first national investigation into nurse suicide in over twenty years.
Despite often being known as the healers, those who aim to save lives, it is estimated that as many as 400 physicians die by suicide in the U.S. each year.
The day places a priority on mental health awareness in an effort to allow physicians to better care for themselves and their patients
As it was first said in 1986, “nurses eat their young,” and last week, that adage proved true for one young nurse who took her own life. Now is the time to end nurse bullying.
One doctor openly discusses the often-overlooked epidemic of suicide among physicians, and what can be done to stop it.