One in 10 physicians have had thoughts about or have attempted suicide, according to Medscape's physician suicide report, "A Tragedy of the Profession." That aligns with studies showing that physicians have a higher rate of suicide than the general population, and that the prevalence of suicide has increased in COVID-19 times.
This infographic provides insight on who physicians feel comfortable confiding in, and what physicians have done when a colleague shares such brutally honest mental health information. For a deeper dive into this topic, see A Tragedy of the Profession: Medscape Physician Suicide Report 2022.
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