Healthcare workers are prominent among the occupational groups most likely to kill themselves, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. Doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals and ward orderlies are in the top 10 groups of women most likely to take their lives. Among men, doctors, dentists and pharmacists are in the top 10. The study reveals that women vets are five times as likely as the average to kill themselves.

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