One of the difficulties in addressing the mental health of doctors is that a stigma still exists. There is the erroneous belief that it shows weakness to admit you are struggling.
Burn out is common. Depression and anxiety in doctors is common.
In 2013, Beyond Blue conducted a National Mental Health Survey for Doctors and Medical Students. The results showed that doctors reported substantially higher rates of psychological distress and attempted suicide compared to both the Australian population and other Australian professionals.
The statistics speak for themselves. However, hearing other people’s stories can help normalise what you may be experiencing and show you that there are solutions.