Business Insider reports nurses have a higher rate of death by suicide compared to the general population.
Nursing typically work long hours and may face abuse on the job. A new study finds they are more likely to take their own lives.
The nurse suicide epidemic is consistent with increasing rates of suicide across the country.
For American women in general, the suicide incidence rate is 7.58 per 100,000 people.
However, University of California-San Diego School of Medicine researcher found a suicide incidence of 11.97 per 100,000 people among female nurses.
The US suicide rate spiked in recent years, increasing by 28% in the past two decades. It's the highest its been since World War II.