Suicide and Mental Illness Amongst the Medical Profession


Mental Health
Doctors Suicide risk

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Chakravorty, T. A. (2023). Suicide and Mental Illness Amongst the Medical Profession. The Physician, 8(3), 1-10.


This paper highlights the critical issue of mental health and suicide risk among doctors amidst healthcare system challenges. Despite job security, doctors face a heightened risk of mental health problems and suicide, exacerbated by various factors including profession-related traits and burnout. Stigma and professional fears hinder support-seeking.

The paper emphasizes the need for systemic changes, early intervention, and robust support systems to address these challenges, underlining the importance of safeguarding healthcare professionals' mental well-being.


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