As we approach Mental Health Awareness Month, it seems an appropriate time to introduce this month's question, which looks at mental health stigmas amongst medical professionals.
According to the British Medical Journal, nearly one-third of doctors experience some kind of mental disorder. Yet for many it’s a shameful secret, because of the deep stigma towards mental illness that still exists in the medical profession.
Stigmatisation has inward-facing impacts for health professionals’ own willingness to seek help or disclose a mental health problem, which can result in an over-reliance on self-treatment, low peer support, and increased risk of suicide.
We surveyed the 9476 healthcare professionals working in Europe (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany), Canada and the United States, asking them:
"Do you think there is a stigma attached to healthcare professionals seeking treatment for mental health issues?"
You can find in the video below what the M3 Global Research community answered to this question.
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