Truck drivers are 5th on the list of highest risk for work-related suicide. The stress, loneliness, and added pressures of the profession are among some of the contributing factors to this heightened risk. The following pages are dedicated to providing understanding and available resources for the topic.
Being a professional driver increases the risk for mental health struggles such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It is vital to acknowledge and understand the prevalence of these mental health concerns in order to provide drivers with a strong support system in addition to physical resources to help them.