Suicide Risk in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
In honor of Suicide Awareness Month, we will be using this space to share different resources and support on suicide risk, especially as it is emerging in light of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
Suicide in the U.S.
In 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 54.
There were more than two and a half times as many suicides (48,344) in the United States as there were homicides (18,830).
Suicide and the Pandemic
Physician Burnout and Suicide
Here in the US, physicians have the highest suicide rate of any profession (28 to 40 per 100,000), more than double that of the general population (12.3 per 100,000). As your telepsychiatry partner, we understand when it’s important for you to stop and listen to your own needs.
Our team is here to help empower you to focus on your own care by adding flexibility to your work schedules, supporting you with challenging cases, and strengthening relationships with your clinic partners.