Susan Bryant is an advocate for doctors’ mental health from Brisbane, Queensland. When her husband, Dr Andrew Bryant, took his own life in May, 2017, she wrote an email to try to explain what had happened to friends, family and colleagues. Within a few days, her words had been read by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Her email was republished and discussed online and off; both inside and outside the medical profession.
One in five Australian doctors have been diagnosed with or treated for depression, and one in four have had thoughts of suicide. The need for change is evident and urgent – but how? Join the discussion as our diverse panel shares their personal and policy based perspectives on mental health in the medical profession.
Andrew Bryant was a father of four and gastroenterologist, and when he took his life early last year, his wife Susan Bryant didn’t want it to be a secret. Her email to colleagues opened a conversation on mental health in the medical profession and went viral. Come listen to Susan share her story.