Friday, March 31, 2017

Edmonton Journal 7 hrs · Suicide rates for doctors are shockingly high. The stigma of mental illness prevents them from getting help. #health

Suicide rates for doctors are shockingly high. The stigma of mental illness prevents them from getting help. #health
He had just returned home from visiting his daughter, his eldest girl, in Montreal. On the highway back to Ottawa, he thought about driving his car...
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Julie Ali It is a very demanding profession and we -as patients made demands on doctors that result in stress for them. The system needs to spread out this stress so that early intervention is present rather than late in the day crisis. This is especially important, in terms of the mental health services that all citizens should be able to access in a timely and fair way but often are not available. Doctors don't also seem to recognize their tendencies to overwork and underdiagnose their own stress.
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