'Missed opportunities': GPs criticised after teen suicide

No detailed history was taken despite 17 conversations with doctors in nine weeks

A Darwin teenager who took her own life had contact with a GP or a mental health clinician more than a dozen times in the nine weeks before her death, although no detailed history of the patient taken, a coronial inquest has found.

Coroner's court

Law student Sabrina Di Lembo, 19, died in August 2017 after experiencing anxiety, panic attacks and low mood while studying for her university exams.

On Monday, a coroner found the care and treatment she received prior to her death was “a heart-wrenching story of missed opportunity after missed opportunity”.

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