Suicide has become an American public health crisis, and among physicians, rates of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts are higher than among average Americans, sometimes substantially so. Doctors deal with the same pressures that other Americans do but also grapple with stressors that are unique to their profession.
This infographic compares suicidal thoughts and attempts among male and female physicians and doctors of different ages and explores why they may choose to keep these issues private. If you're interested in delving deeper into the data, check out the Doctors' Burden: Physician Suicide Report 2023.
Doctors' Burden: Physician Suicide Report 2023
Follow Medscape on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
Medscape © 2023
Cite this: Infographic: How Successfully Are Physicians Confronting Suicide Risks? - Medscape - Mar 09, 2023.