If our doctors aren’t well, how will our communities be well?
- An alarming 40% of physicians currently report feeling burnout and/or symptoms of clinical depression.
- Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide; and physicians have the highest rate of suicide of any profession.
- Female physicians are 2.3 times more likely to die by suicide compared to the general population; and male physicians are 1.4 times more likely.
There is an agency in Philadelphia named “LiveWell Physicians” that provides mental wellness support for physicians, by physicians. To learn more about their strategies for better managing stress, burnout, or depression check out their website at https://www.livewell-foundation.org/livewellphysicians
On April 4, 2019, LiveWell Physicians will be starting a weekly support group for Physicians.
Time: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:15 PM
Place: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 2nd floor, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square