Why? Because there’s stigma surrounding mental health and seeking help. The majority of medical systems lack support for physicians coping with stress and traumatic events. Administrative and regulatory burdens take away from the joy of practicing medicine.
We can all help prevent physician suicide.
Prevention begins with understanding the warning signs to look for in someone who may be suicidal. With the HEART acronym, we hope to help you easily remember these signs.
Prevention also includes being prepared before a moment of crisis arises. Download and complete a personal crisis management plan to help you, your colleague or loved one get started.