More doctors, dentists and pharmacists are seeking help for mental health and addiction problems.
A confidential service for medical practitioners said there has been a 53% increase in medical professionals looking for support.
The Practitioner Health Matters Programme - which is open to doctors, dentists and pharmacists - says it helped 48 professionals last year.
Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors, Consultants and GPs made up 75% of the referrals.
Most presented with mental health problems- in particular depression, anxiety, stress and burnout.
Source: The Irish Examiner, 12/04/18