Special Report: Fighting a rise in suicides


The SSW's Jodi Jacobson Frey, Associate Professor, is quoted in an article in Crain's Detroit Press that examines why many professional fields see suicide rates above the national average. Frey is a national expert in suicide prevention research efforts, especially among men.

FROM THE ARTICLE:

Each day a physician dies by suicide in the U.S. — a number widely acknowledged as the highest rate of suicide of any profession — and 1.4 times that of the general male population for men physicians and 2.3 times that of the general female population for women physicians.

It is possible, say some experts, that overall physician suicide rates are getting close to the national suicide rate of military veterans at 30 per 100,000, which have been treated as an epidemic.

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