Doctober - exercising for doctors’ mental health

$5,920 raised
30%
GOAL $20,000
48 donations
 
since Aug 2020
 
 
 

Doctors experience mental illness at a rate at least twice as high as the general population. The suicide rate is 4 x the rate of other professions.

Some reasons for this include: stigma and discrimination in the workplace (huge problem), fear of mandatory reporting to our licensing bodies and the believe amongst our profession that any doctor working less than 60 hours a week is working “princess hours”.

Add to this the fact that we are in stressful jobs, often on call, can’t turn out mobiles off and sometimes, particularly in private practice, can’t afford to take holidays. We usually do not have the time for “self-care”.

I want to lift the lid on this and help break down the barriers to doctors seeking professional help.

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$5,920 raised
30%
GOAL $20,000
48 donations
 
since Aug 2020
 
Fundraising for
My Cause Gift Fund for Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation
Funds donated to the My Cause Gift Fund will be disbursed to Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation. The trustees will always disburse funds to the nominated cause, however in the case that that is not possible, the funds will be disbursed to a DGR charity at the trustees discretion.
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Jodie Semmler
Unley SA
 
 

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