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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Health Care Professional Risk Of Suicide & Stigma

Those in the medical professions are also at risk of suicide, suicidal ideation, and burnout. During this presentation, Drs. Becky Wong and Dennis Pabis share the overall suicide rates in the United States and among health care professionals, identify potential health care professionals’ suicide risk factors, discuss the personal and professional repercussions of burnout, examine barriers to seeking treatment, and break down the strategic levels of stigma reduction.

Speakers are paid employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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