1 doctor dies of suicide every day in US

Survey of 15,000 physicians shows primary care doctors have one of the highest burnout rates
Stress, depression

One doctor takes their own life each day in the US, according to a survey that shows a further one in seven have also contemplated doing so.

Burnout, mental health and suicide among Australian medical professionals have also been under the spotlight in the past few years, with a special series in 6minutes’ sister publication Australian Doctor called Doctors are Human Too highlighting a range of mental health issues impacting doctors.