As a medical student, I can get support when I need it. That isn’t the case for junior doctors struggling with mental health
I was four months into my clinical training as a medical student when I first encountered a suicide.
It wasn’t a patient.
In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email email@example.com. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.Continue reading...