No. 1 story of 2017: Doctor suicides spark national mental health debate

The 'Doctors are human too' series helped break the silence and stigma around doctors' mental health

STORIES OF THE YEAR

Dr Geoffrey Toogood

As the year comes to a close, Australian Doctor is counting down the major stories we'll remember from 2017.

At number one is the breaking of a wall of silence. For too long, the caring profession struggled to care for its own even as doctors' suicide rates far outstripped those of the general population. It took some brave doctors and families to start an overdue, potentially life-saving conversation about doctors' mental health.

2017 will be

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