New deputy CMO to manage post-pandemic mental health

Psychiatrist Associate Professor Ruth Vine is charged with preventing suicides from anxiety linked to social distancing and economic stress

The Federal Government has appointed a leading psychiatrist to take on a new role overseeing the nation's mental health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Associate Professor Ruth Vine
Associate Professor Ruth Vine.

Former Victorian chief psychiatrist Associate Professor Ruth Vine has been appointed the country's first Deputy Chief Medical Officer for mental