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This week, I had the honor of sitting down with an Australian doctor who is shaking things up in her industry by talking publicly about the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.

Dana shares with us about her first year working as a doctor and how she was surprised by the extreme overwhelm and lack of support that she experienced. She was right out of medical school and when she sought help, it was suggested to her that she seek counseling privately (off record) in fear that she might lose her job.

The more she dug into the topic, the more she learned that there was an underlying problem in the medical community that had to be addressed. There were many junior and senior doctors who were secretly struggling and there was nowhere to turn.

In our powerful conversation, you will learn more about Dana’s advocacy through her podcast, Junior Doctor’s Corner, and hear her honest answers about the fine balance between a patient’s and a doctor’s health.

If you or someone you know is looking for support through your mental health journey, please connect with us in our private Facebook group: Hope to Recharge, because together is always better.

Topics Discussed:

How Dana found the courage to share her story despite the risk of professional repercussions.
Dana’s suggestions of what needs to be implemented in medical training to prevent doctors from suffering from mental illness.
An honest dialogue about the extreme conditions that Doctors are expected to endure.

Connect with Dana:

Listen to Episode 7: Every Intern’s Nightmare

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