An incredibly powerful piece written by the President of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dr Steve Robson.

He speaks for the first time about his own close brush with suicide 30 years ago whilst working as an intern and what made him speak out now after three decades of silence.…/learn-from-me-speak-out-…/

If you are a doctor or medical student and this article has raised issues for you, help is available at:

Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (

NSW and ACT … 02 9437 6552
NT and SA … 08 8366 0250
Queensland … 07 3833 4352
Tasmania and Victoria … 03 9495 6011
WA … 08 9321 3098
New Zealand … 0800 471 2654

Medical Benevolent Society (

AMA lists of GPs willing to see junior doctors (

beyondblue Doctors’ health website:…/our…/health-services-program

Help for all Australians can be found here:

Lifeline on 13 11 14

beyondblue on 1300 224 636

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