Increase in Adolescent and Physician Suicides: Hiccup or Trend?
360° View, Challenges and Discussion
April 20, 2024
In Oklahoma, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, on average, one person dies by suicide every 12 hours in Oklahoma. That is two each day! Also, alarming is one doctor commits suicide every day in the United States according to findings presented at the American Psychiatric Association 2018 annual meeting. New research shows the number of doctor suicides is more than twice that of the general population.
The 2024 continuing medical education program, “Increase in Adolescent and Physician Suicides: Hiccup or Trend?” will be composed of five afternoon presentations by expert OPPA member faculty followed by an informal round-table discussion period and evening dinner interactive symposium, “360° View, Challenges & Discussion” moderated by Swapna Deshpande, M.D.
Details on the venue and agenda will be available as soon as possible.