September 13, 2021

ACS raises awareness about surgeon suicide

By: Judy Mathias
Tags:
Share

Editor's Note

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) on September 10 announced that through its Surgeon Well-Being program, it is striving to build awareness about surgeon suicide during September, which is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.

ACS is emphasizing Physician Suicide Awareness Day, September 17, in order to destigmatize seeking assistance for mental health among physicians, and it will release a series of recorded lectures and stories throughout the month.


Sponsored Message

The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional stress for healthcare professionals already working in a stressful profession, and physicians have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession, ACS says.

Read More >>

Sign Up For OR a.m.
Sign up for the free OR a.m. eLetter to get news like this in your inbox every morning!

OR Manager Jobs
Live chat by BoldChat