Doctors Look After Our Mental Health But Who Looks After Theirs?

Doctors Look After Our Mental Health But Who Looks After Theirs?

Patients rely on doctors to look after their mental health but is enough being done to help the doctors when they are the ones with problems? There are concerns that some medical professionals in England are unable to get the help they need. In 2017, 26-year-old junior doctor Sophie Spooner suffered a panic attack while working on a pediatrics ward. Twenty-four hours later, she had taken her own life. Her mother, Dr. Laurel Spooner, believes her suicide was the result of depression which she had struggled with in the past. She had previously been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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