‘Doctors fear losing what they love’: Dr Tasha Port’s suicide shows medicine’s culture of silence lingers

Indrani Tharmanason hopes speaking about her daughter's death will lead to change.
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Tasha Port on the day she graduated from medical school in Melbourne.

Dr Tasha Port was preparing to submit her application for the paediatrician training program when she took her own life in June 2020.

Medicine had been her passion since high school, and her graduation ceremony in Queensland three years earlier was, as you expect, special.