Florida Medical Association, other medical societies bring attention to physician suicide

A physician looking after their own wellbeing properly can seem like an impossible task sometimes for highly stressed and overworked medical professionals. The Florida Medical Association (FMA) and medical societies across the country are bringing attention to the issue through National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

“Physician well-being is at the heart of the Florida Medical Association’s mission to help physicians practice medicine,” said FMA President Joshua D. Lenchus. “Yet, far too many physicians endure mental health distress in isolation because of lingering stigmas and structural obstacles that prevent them from seeking help — often with devastating consequences.

“Physicians have one of

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