Surprising figures have revealed that more than 300 nurses have committed suicide in the past seven years.
304 nurses who work for the NHS have killed themselves between 2011 and 2017, the Office for National Statistics revealed.
In 2014, the worst of all years, one nurse passed away every single week.
The figures reveal that for female health professionals, the risk was 24 percent higher than the national average for females. That big increase is explicated mainly by the alarming numbers of suicide among female NHS nurses.
But this contrasts to a low risk of committing suicide for male nurses, which figures show them as 16 percent below the national average for male health professionals.
Even though there are many factors that influence the numbers, the nature dealing with traumatic events regularly and the stresses of the job are among the main reasons that nurses develop mental health issues.
The report also stated that people who work in the healthcare industry have more information on different methods of suicide. They also have better access to drugs.
In addition, wages is one of the biggest strains on the life of healthcare professionals and nurses. A wage slip from an Irish nurse recently went viral after she shared it on social media.
Dame Kinnair said: “The Government and all NHS bodies must take a detailed look at why female nurses are much more likely to take their lives than male counterparts.”
The Department of Health and Social Care told the Mirror: “The NHS will shortly set out its response to recommendations which will improve mental health support for staff, including access to a dedicated confidential helpline.”
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