Suicide among doctors is a complex, multi-factorial issue that has been plaguing the nation for several decades. However, the arrival of the pandemic and its adverse effects on one’s mental health has rubbed salt into the wound. Studies from across the globe indicate that suicide rates are higher among doctors than in the general population.
A study on prevalence and risk factors of suicidality in India by doctors from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences states that suicidality is more prevalent at 5.1% than death by suicide at 0.024% among adults aged 18 years and above. Suicidality is the thoughts, plans, attempts and acts inflicted by oneself […]
Every year, a huge number of people lose their lives to suicide. This number is higher than the deaths caused by war and road accidents! Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day—a day dedicated to raising awareness of the risks of suicide and the challenges faced when trying to prevent death by suicide. The […]
It’s ironic that while hospitals have counselors for patients, the same provision is often lacking for the doctors. Stretching his limits to the utmost, serving more number of patients a day than could be considered sane, the Indian doctor works under extreme stress. And it’s showing. Emotionally exhausted, high on stress As Dr.Keerthi Pai, a […]