Top New York doctor takes her own life amid coronavirus crisis

Dr Lorna Breen's death has highlighted the emotional strain the pandemic is having, as an Aussie expert warns of increasing PTSD amongst healthcare workers

A leading US emergency doctor, overwhelmed by the sheer number of patients presenting with COVID-19, has become the latest healthcare worker to take her own life, leading an Australian expert to warn of post-traumatic stress disorder among frontline workers.

Top doctor takes her own life, overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases
Dr Lorna Breen

Dr Lorna Breen, 49, the medical director of New York