A suicide career is a dangerous one that has to be done well and with good judgment, according to a study by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Suicide is a serious and growing problem across the country, but the most important thing is to get the right advice, according the study.
“The more you know about the risks of suicide, the better prepared you will be to prevent it,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. David M. Schuster, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University.
“The suicide profession is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, so it’s important that you understand the risks.”
Schuster and his colleagues studied the suicide rate among math professionals and found that about 30 percent of them were planning to take their own lives within the next three years.
The suicide rate in the math profession is higher than the general population, and researchers believe it’s because the profession is more vulnerable to psychological stress.
“Our study showed that suicide was significantly higher among math profession professionals than the population as a whole,” Schuster said.
Suicide rates among math professions have been increasing over the past several years.
According to a 2009 survey, one in six math teachers and math professionals have attempted suicide in the last year, and suicide is the most common cause of death among math educators.
“When you’re dealing with a high-risk profession like math, there’s an increased risk of mental health problems, including depression, substance abuse, anxiety and suicide attempts,” said Dr. Richard Deacon, a psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins University who was not involved in the study but also said that the number of math teachers taking their own life is higher.
“You’re dealing there with a very dangerous profession and it’s really important to make sure you have the right training to prepare you for that,” Deacon said.
“That’s not something that you should be taking lightly.”
Researchers also found that math teachers who were the most likely to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a suicide attempt were more likely to have taken their own actions to take care of their mental health.
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