Suicide hotline to be set up for Australian doctors

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 14 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1709
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    A special hotline to help doctors at risk of committing suicide is a priority recommendation in a damning report into Australian doctors' mental health.

    The joint report, from the New South Wales Department of Health and the state's branch of the Australian Medical Association, found that 21 known suicides since 1992 were only the “tip of the iceberg.”

    It said that …

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