Help for doctors who feel isolated

Some of the 200 doctors from the province attending the launch of the #MeFirst campaign by the South African Medical Association on Friday in Berea, East London Image: Michael Pinyana

-By: Mbali Tanana

Doctors are idolised for saving lives but they are also human, and there is a movement afoot to encourage them not to suffer in silence until depression and exhaustion leads to suicide – and the Eastern Cape is in the vanguard.

The #MeFirst campaign was launched by the South African Medical Association (Sama) on Friday in Berea, East London.

The launch saw about 200 Eastern Cape doctors converge on the BMW Autohaus Monti premises, where Sama, Harvey World Travel, Standard Bank and BKR were among the stakeholders raising awareness about doctors’ mental health.

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