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Paper Title: Mental Wellbeing and the Health Care Provider

Authors: Adiukwu F

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Health care professionals are prone to increased mental health problems. The mental wellbeing of health care professionals plays a significant role in coping with daily stress and has been found to be suboptimal. 

Health care workers around the globe suffer from high levels of work-related stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, alcohol, and substance abuse when compared to the general population and have been shown to generally have poor exercise habits, diet, and mental wellbeing. This cannot be attributed to a single cause or group of causes, but rather is an interplay between occupational, individual, socioeconomic, and inter-personal factors.

Health care professionals need to make healthier lifestyle choices and health organisations need to create a mentally healthy work environment to decrease the prevalence of mental illness and improve mental wellbeing.

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