Junior doctor suicide makes me worry about how I'll cope in the job

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.

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In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org. 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.

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